Passengers tackled man who 'threatened to blow up Malaysia Airlines Flight MH128' - Malaysia Crime Infonet

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Passengers tackled man who 'threatened to blow up Malaysia Airlines Flight MH128'


SYDNEY (01/06/2017): A man who allegedly attempted to enter the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH128 while threatening to blow up the plane was carrying a large black device that had several aerials protruding from it, a passenger on the flight says, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.


"I've never seen anything like it. It was the size of a watermelon, it was huge, it was black," the passenger, former AFL player Andrew Leoncelli, told radio station 3AW.

"It had two sort of like antennae stuff coming off it, but it also looked like it had an iPhone jack in it, so it could have been just like a beatbox thing."

The flight had taken off from Melbourne Airport bound for Kuala Lumpur just after 11pm on Wednesday when the man stormed into the business class section of the plane and demanded to speak to the pilot.

Superintendent Tony Langdon, from Victoria Police, said early on Thursday that the man was believed to have a history of mental illness. He is a 25-year-old Australian citizen from Dandenong, in Melbourne's south-east.

"We do not believe this is terrorist-related at the moment," he said.

"We are obviously concerned for the passengers and crew. It would have been a very traumatic experience for them."

Mr Leoncelli described the alarming moment the man allegedly made threats to blow up the plane, while holding his mystery device.   

He said he confronted the man, who ran towards the back of the plane, where a group of other male passengers detained him.

Those passengers held the man on the floor "with eight feet" on his head, back and legs, and hog-tied him as the flight turned around and returned to Melbourne Airport. The flight landed just after 11.40pm.



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