One of the passengers who was sleeping at the
time reported she was awakened by the alarm, it
was dark and smoky, the cabin crew ran down the
aisle to the bathroom opened the door she could
see flames coming out of the bathroom bin. The
fire was quickly put out.
Passengers thought that was the end. However,
the fires continued to be set throughout the
aircraft even after the toilets were being
watched by the crew. One passenger said ‘We were
actually told that the plane would have burst
into flames if it the fire had been spotted 90
Flight 461 made an emergency landing in Jakarta.
The passengers were all questioned and went
through a security check. Passenger carryon
luggage was searched and lighters and matches
After a two hour layover in Jakarta the
passengers were allowed back on the flight and
the Boeing 777 departed for Abu Dhabi. Enroute
another fire was set in a bathroom. The pilot
ordered the cabin crew to stand outside each
bathroom until the aircraft landed.