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Air Niugini dismisses report of flight hijacking

The management of Papua New Guinea's airline  Air Niugini has categorically dismissed reports that one of its international flights was hijacked, NBC news reports.

A passenger on the Air Niugini flight to Singapore on Monday this week, raised the alarm saying he witnessed a near hijacking incident while in flight on PX 392.

However Air Niugin's management told NBC News this evening, that it wasn't an hijacking incident.
The airline says there was a minor incident where one of the passengers had inflated a life jacket causing a commotion among other passengers.

It is not clear at this stage why the passenger decided to inflate the life jacket while the plane was in flight.
Air Niugini says it will release a full statement on this incident.

NBC News/ PNG Today
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