Hijack panic on Wizz Air plane as passenger ‘tries to storm cockpit’

A PASSENGER has attempted to storm the cockpit of a Wizz Air plane en route from Hungary to Iceland.

Norwegian South West police said they were notified of an Icelandic man in his 60s trying to get into the cockpit.

The plane was forced to turn around and land in Stavanger airport just after 9am on Wednesday.

Norwegian South West police wrote on Twitter: “We are moving out to Stavanger airport after reporting a person who has disembarked on a plane.

“There is control of the person on board.

“The plane has not landed yet, and we are on our way out to take care of the situation as soon as the plane is on the ground.

“The course of events is unclear.”

About an hour later, the service reported: “The plane has landed. We have taken out a male passenger in his 60’s.

No one has been harmed. We are working to clarify what has happened.”

The man has been arrested, Stavanger airport police chief Kjetil Andersen said.

The fire department and police were on standby at the airport.

The passenger plane was on its way from Hungary to Iceland.

According to Flightradar, the plane landed just after 10am.