A female passenger shouted "I am God" on the flight and ran to the door of the plane (Photo: KTVUKTVU)
A 78-year-old passenger is suspected of biting a flight attendant on the arm and punching another passenger in the face during a flight from New Zealand to Australia.
The Australian Federal Police, who announced the passenger's arrest, stated that the flight attendant was allegedly attacked when she tried to intervene in an argument that broke out during the flight, which took place on January 29.
The website Paddle Your Own Kanoo reports that the arrest of the elderly passenger is just one of 49 arrests made in various incidents at Australia's major airports in just over a month.
This period includes the busy Christmas season and school holidays.
At nine of Australia's busiest airports, police charged 49 people with 69 offenses that occurred between December 20 and January 29.
Those charges include assault and drug possession as well as weapons-related offenses.
In addition to the criminal charges, 24 other people were charged with lesser offenses, including public drunkenness and "unruly" behavior.
A frequent flyer with a flight attendant on food.
She did not remain indebted.
Because Jesus said:
a drunk Italian female passenger tried to open the plane door in the air (and also beat her), undressed and started running and cursing in the plane
The flight attendant was attacked when she tried to intervene in an argument that broke out during the flight (Photo: ShutterStock)
Almost a liter of whiskey in one flight
One of those passengers was a 47-year-old man who caused the plane that took off from Sydney to turn back to the airport, after he drank considerable amounts of alcohol and began to behave offensively towards the flight attendants and other passengers.
In another incident, a 41-year-old man drank almost a liter of whiskey on a flight from New Zealand to Sydney and passed out during the flight.
Upon arrival in Australia, the man attempted to assault the air crew, and ended up having to be hospitalized due to his intoxication.
These arrests are part of a special police operation that was named "Operation Sleigh" (appropriate for the time of the year in which it was conducted - Christmas).
The operation is designed to deal with the significant increase in the number of passengers rioting or violating public order at airports and on flights.
During the entire year 2022, 360 people were charged in Australia with approximately 520 offenses related to aviation.