FlyDubai denies hijacking report, says flight returned due to unruly passenger

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Budget carrier flydubai has denied reports of an attempt to hijack one of its planes over Iranian airspace and said the incident was the result of an unruly passenger’s behavior.

The airlines said that confirmed that flight FZ301, which was flying from Dubai to Kabul, had returned as a result of one passenger’s behavior on flight.

The passenger was reportedly taken off the aircraft by authorities upon arrival of the plane back to Dubai. The passengers resumed their flight which left Dubai International Airport at 08:31 am.

The company said it was aware of the false reports on social media, adding that the incident is currently the focus of an investigation and indicated that they would provide more updates when additional information is made available.

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