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Bomb Threat From Passenger Forces Malaysia Air to Land Plane

  • Flight returned to Melbourne after man tried to enter cockpit
  • Australian police say man suffering from mental illness
General Images Of Malaysian Airlines Ahead of Earnings
Photographer: Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg
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A Malaysia Airlines Bhd. plane returned to Melbourne after a passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit.

Flight 128 to Kuala Lumpur landed safely at Melbourne airport late last night after passengers and crew tackled and restrained the man, who’s believed to have mental health issues, Australian police told reporters Thursday.