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Qantas Flight Diverted By Drunk, Booze-Thieving Handcuff Breaker

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Qantas flight 24 from Bangkok to Sydney was diverted to Cairns on Sunday morning, after a drunk passenger repeatedly tried to steal scotch from the service galleys. After being restrained, he broke through the plastic zip-tie handcuffs. And then another pair. And then two more pairs.


The Sydney Morning Herald reports the passenger was very belligerent and vulgar, at one point saying, "Turn off the f—-ing light, c—t." The passenger was escorted off the plane at Cairns and taken away by seven members of the Australian Federal Police. After he was removed from the plane, it went on to Sydney about 2.5 hours behind schedule.

Top image via Jordan Vuong on Flickr (CC Commercial License)

h/t Sydney Morning Herald


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Ash78, voting early and often

"Turn off the fairing light, capt" is a reasonable request. IMHO