- Dec 6, 2004
It seems that the Virgin Blue crew handled the situation well. Nice to know.smh.com.au said:Sydney man arrested on Virgin Blue flight
March 23, 2006 - 4:03PM
A Sydney man was arrested mid-air by three off-duty police after he allegedly threatened aircrew during a Sydney to Perth flight.
The NSW officers aboard the Virgin Blue flight yesterday arrested the 46-year-old man after he was escorted to the rear of the plane by cabin crew.
He had previously been cautioned by staff for his behaviour before being taken to the back of the plane, where he allegedly continued to abuse staff and other passengers until police intervened.
The man, from inner-city Surry Hills, was charged by Australian Federal Police with threatening crew under Section 21 of the Crimes Aviation Act 1991 after the plane landed at Perth.
He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today and could face a maximum penalty of 10 years' jail.