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Passenger On Qantas Flight Arrested By Australian Federal Police

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Passenger on Qantas Flight arrested by AFP.

Australian Federal Police detains disruptive passenger on international flight

Tuesday, January 27 2015
A 29-year-old New Zealand man has been arrested by Australian Federal Police (AFP) Air Security Officers after causing a disturbance on a flight from Manila to Sydney today.

It will be alleged that the man engaged in violent conduct toward the flight service crew, after being refused service of alcohol.

The man was subsequently arrested by Air Security Officers on board the aircraft.

Upon landing in Sydney, he was charged with Assaulting Crew under the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 and Interference with Crew or Aircraft under the Civil Aviation Act 1988.

The man is expected to appear before Waverley Local Court later today.

AFP Acting National Manager Aviation Michael Chew said inappropriate behaviour on aircraft will not be tolerated by police.

“This arrest serves as a warning to all airline passengers that there is no excuse for violent behaviour on board aircraft, and there will be severe consequences,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Chew said.

“Conduct that is abusive to crew and endangers their safety is treated seriously and will likely result in an arrest.”

The AFP operates an Air Security Officer program, where members fly on selected domestic and international flights to ensure the safety of the travelling public.

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