Man held af­ter bid to ac­cess cock­pit

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

SYD­NEY: Aus­tralian po­lice said yes­ter­day they had re­strained a man as he tried to break into the cock­pit of a com­mer­cial Qan­tas flight en route to the Philip­pines.

Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice air se­cu­rity of­fi­cers de­tained the 33-year-old on the Syd­ney to Manila jour­ney on Thurs­day af­ter he al­legedly at­tempted to ac­cess the cock­pit about twoand-a-half hours into the eighthour flight.

Po­lice said the man had been abu­sive to­wards flight crew be­fore he ran to the front of the air­craft and at­tempted to open the cock­pit door.

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