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Amman, Aug 11: A man tried to force his way into the cockpit of a Qatari Airways flight on Thursday before he was restrained and the plane returned safely to Amman, airport officials said, adding that they did not believe it was a hijacking attempt.

The flight was en route to Doha (Qatar) from the Jordanian capital when the incident occurred.

The man, whose nationality was not immediately known, had started walking to the cockpit, screaming at flight attendants and demanding to talk to the pilot, before he had been restrained, said one airport official.

Another airport official said he did not believe the man had been trying to hijack the flight, which turned around and landed in Amman.


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