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Malaysian airlines plane lands safely after "disruptive passenger"

Malaysia Airlines has said its Flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur returned to Melbourne shortly after take off late due to a disruptive passenger.

By Jon Francis | Published: 31st May 2017 News Updates

The aircraft landed safely at Melbourne airport and was sent to a remote bay where the passenger was apprehended by airport security, the airline said.

MH128 returned to Melbourne "after the operating captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit", the airline said in a statement.

The flight departed Melbourne Airport at 2311 local time and returned at 2341, Malaysia Airlines said.