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Rowdy passenger forces London-bound plane to turn back

Virgin flight taking off from Heathrow airport
Image caption The disruptive passenger was detained for violating the Aviation Security Ordinance

A Virgin Atlantic flight bound for London Heathrow has been forced to turn around after a passenger became disruptive, officials say.

The 26-year-old man, identified as "Robert", "lost control on board and didn't allow instructions from staff", a police spokesperson told AFP.

After over an hour in the air, the flight had to turn back to land in Hong Kong.

Authorities say that the man has been arrested and sent to hospital.

The passenger, who had been shouting, was arrested for violating the Aviation Security Ordinance.

The remaining passengers on flight VS201 were offered accommodation in Hong Kong and were due to fly out again on Monday evening.

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