Jetconnect B738 near Melbourne on Jun 2nd 2012, unruly passenger
Last Update: June 5, 2012 / 11:25:09 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VH-VZY reached Wellington with a delay of 5 hours.
The incident aircraft resumed service after 22 hours on the ground performing flight QF-37 of Jun 3rd.
A court heard in a hearing that the New Zealand woman living in Australia had been heavily intoxicated on her way to see her children in New Zealand when she began yelling profanities, punching seats and finally punched her fist into the face of a male passenger causing the male to seriously bleed from a 6cm/2.3 inches cut at the right side of the face. The court sentenced the unruly woman to a 4 month in jail suspended and convicted her to pay a fine of of 3,500 Australian Dollars as well as pay 18,000 Australian Dollars to the airline as compensation for the cost of the air return. The court warned the woman that any further disruption would unconditionally send her to jail.
Qantas, parent company of Jetconnect, banned the woman from flying on any Qantas Group aircraft for 10 years.
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