Inside the In-Flight Drama Caused by a Naked Passenger in Australia

Inside the In-Flight Drama Caused by a Naked Passenger in Australia

A man ran naked into the cabin of an Australian flight shortly after takeoff and had to turn back, The Guardian reported. The Virgin Australia flight was departed from Perth to Melbourne when the incident occurred. The man also hit the crowd on the ground.

Naked man arrested by police

VA696 was diverted about an hour after traveling to Melbourne and officers from the Australian Federal Police met and arrested the man as he returned to Perth Airport on Monday’s dark night. The normally three-and-a-half-hour flight returned to the airport on Tuesday after police encouraged “disruption of passengers”, who was “offloaded” by police.

The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority and we sincerely apologise to guests impacted,” the spokesperson added. The police stated that they were alerted about the incident by the airport staff. They said, “Officers arrested a man after he allegedly ran naked through the aircraft mid-flight and knocked a crew member to the floor”.

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A passenger on the plane, Sterling, said that within an hour of the flight, “all of a sudden I hear this running up the aisle and the guy’s got no clothes on and he’s just charging towards the front of the plane”.

The 23-year-old engineer was going to Melbourne for his university graduation. He said that he was “initially alarmed at the sight of someone charging towards the cockpit,” as per the outlet. Sterling claimed that when the man reportedly knocked over the flight attendant, there was “a lot of yelling and screaming” near the cockpit.

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Naked running man caused flight disturbance

“Initially you think, God forbid, it could be an attack. It’s really distressing being on a plane in that situation,” he said. Sterling continued, “One good Samaritan, this big guy in business class, jumped up straight away to intervene and then these two other guys later got up and tackled him to the ground.” He said the individual was pinned down, handcuffed, and taken to the back of the aircraft.

The man allegedly “suddenly went bananas running up and down the aisle and bashing on the cockpit door,” according to another passenger who had been on the flight. “Two air marshals had to restrain and handcuff the individual until the [flight] landed,” the passenger told a radio station.

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The at-fault pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation and remained there Tuesday night. While the charges are pending, he is expected to receive a summons and appear in the Perth Magistrates Court in June.

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