Flights warned about drunk behaviour

Christmas and New Year flight crews warned after incident

A drunken passenger on a Qantas flight between Sydney and Japan punched and spat at cabin crew, forcing the pilots to divert to Cairns where police arrested him. Crew members managed to restrain the 34-year-old man, who tried to smoke a cigarette on board and then became abusive other passengers. If he is charged with assaulting flight crew members, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Shane Connelly, assistant commissioner with the Australian Federal Police issued a warning to air passengers about bad behaviour. “Violent and disorderly behaviour occurring both on board aircraft and at airports will not be tolerated,” he said. “Enough is enough. An aircraft captain and co-pilot can ill-afford to be distracted from their duties of safely flying an aircraft by having to deal with drunk, violent or disorderly passengers. […] Don’t ruin your holiday, embarrass yourself and your family, and incur potentially heavy fines or compensation through violent or intoxicated behaviour on board an aircraft or in an airport.”
TravelMole
[pictured: Qantas A380; courtesy Qantas]

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