VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SAYS VA41 CREW FOLLOWED STANDARD PROCEDURES

     (The following press release from Virgin Australia was received by e-mail. 
It was not confirmed by the sender.)  
Virgin Australia Statement Regarding Denpasar Flight VA41 
At Virgin Australia, our first priority is to ensure the highest standard of 
safety for our guests and crew at all times. International protocols require 
that when an individual attempts to enter the cockpit unlawfully and against 
the will of the operating crew on board, the unlawful interference code is 
entered to notify Air Traffic Control of the perceived threat. This is used by 
all airlines internationally to ensure the safety of passengers, crew and the 
aircraft. 
The Captain and Crew ensured the highest level of safety was maintained on 
flight VA41 and followed standard operating procedures. The Captain was then in 
regular communication with Air Traffic Control in line with correct protocols 
to keep them informed of the status of the disturbance prior to landing.  
Virgin Australia 24 hour media line 1800 142 467 or +61 7 333 39666.
 
 
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