VIOLENCE erupted on a packed economy flight when a “drunk” passenger sparked a full-on brawl with fellow flyers at 30,000 ft.
Fists flew in the cabin of Scoot flight TR7 at the start of its planned eight-hour journey from the Gold Coast, Australia to Singapore.
The troublemaker had to be restrained by passengers and crew after he became involved in a nasty air rage “altercation” about an hour after take-off.
According to the passenger who posted footage of the melee online, the man had been drinking heavily while the plane was delayed.
It is not known what actually sparked the incident, but it has been reported the unruly passenger was eventually overpowered and had to be restrained for the remainder of the flight.
COPS WERE WAITING WHEN PLANE LANDED
Due to the mid-air drama the plane was eventually diverted to Sydney, where cops were waiting on the tarmac.
Australian Federal Police officers and paramedics “became involved” as soon as the 787 Dreamliner touched down, revealed Scoot.
“The aforementioned passenger was disembarked and handed over to local law enforcement personnel upon landing,” a spokesman for the airline said.
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Scoot – a low-cost airline owned by Singapore Airlines – then organised for the other passengers to be transferred to other flights heading out of Sydney.
Scoot told Channel NewsAsia that contrary to some online reports, the diversion was not due to the man “self-harming”.