Two Unruly Teenage Girls Restrained on Qantas Sydney-Perth Flight
25th Aug 2015
The incident happened on Friday evening and was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Qantas, who said the Australian Federal Police were called to attend the aircraft at the airport.
Apparently, three passengers on board were behaving unruly and were causing a commotion. Two of them, 17-year old girls, had to be escorted off the plane upon landing by the police.
The spokeswoman for the airline said the following in a statement:
"Two passengers were restrained and upon landing police boarded the aircraft. No crew were injured and the matter is now with the AFP. As this matter is now before the court it is not appropriate to comment further. These arrests are a timely reminder for the public to remember that when traveling on an aircraft within Australia, you are bound by Australian laws. Unacceptable or violent behavior will not be tolerated."
One of the passengers called Radio 6PR's Rumour File this Tuesday to give his account of the incident. He said:
"There was massive commotion? people were restrained with plastic handcuffs and there was possible assault on a flight staff. It appears a member of the public got involved, assisting the flight crew help drag the three people to the back of the plane."
The caller also said the pilot was going from passenger to passenger, apologizing for the incident.
He finished by saying:
"IN these days when people are on heightened alert anyway, the last thing you need on a flight before midnight is three people going absolutely berserk mid-flight."
The two teenage girls were scheduled to appear this Monday in the Perth Children's Court. They were charged for offensive and disorderly behavior, as well as failing to comply with directions given them.