Flight diverted after Brisbane man becomes verbally abusive

A 45-year-old Brisbane man has been charged after an alleged incident on a flight from Brisbane to Darwin today.

Police will allege that around 11:30am the man was on a flight when he became verbally abusive towards other passengers and crew members.

As a result of his actions the plane was diverted to Townsville and the man was escorted off the plane.

A 45-year-old Brisbane man was charged with offensive and disorderly behaviour, prohibited items on-board an aircraft - strict liability, assaulting crew, carrying prohibited items through a screening point, certain offences committed on aircraft and common assault.

He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrate's Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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