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Phuket-bound flight dumps Aussie mid-flight brawlers in Bali

PHUKET: Six Australian passengers were kicked off a Jetstar flight from Sydney to Phuket last night (July 20), landing themselves in Bali police custody overnight.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 21 July 2016, 09:27AM


The Jetstar flight to Phuket was diverted to Bali, where the six rowdy passengers were ordered off the plane. Photo: Ken Fielding / file

The Jetstar flight to Phuket was diverted to Bali, where the six rowdy passengers were ordered off the plane. Photo: Ken Fielding / file

The passengers were engaged ins “a wild mid-air brawl”, reported the Daily Mail, citing Balinese authorities saying the passengers were drunk and fighting on the flight. (See story here.)

Flight JQ27 from Sydney to Phuket was forced to divert last night (July 20) night to Bali.

“During a flight from Sydney to Phuket last night a group of six passengers travelling together were being extremely disruptive amongst themselves and refused requests from our crew,” the airline said in a statement.

“The captain decided to divert the flight to Bali where Indonesian police took the disruptive passengers off the aircraft. The flight then continued without incident to Phuket.

“We take safety and security seriously and we don’t tolerate disruptive behaviour by passengers on our flights.”

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“The other customers onboard supported the decision to offload the group in Bali and thanked the crew.”

Flight JQ27 left Sydney about 2:30pm Sydney time and arrived in Phuket at 11:16pm local time.

The six Australians are set to return to Sydney after being interrogated in Bali, reported News.com,au.

(See story here.)

 

 

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Surprised Wolf | 21 July 2016 - 13:36:20

The one in the red shirt wet himself... seen his wet shorts?
The drunken kid. Thanks for not allowing them to come on Thai soil. Hope they enjoyed the hospitality of a Balinese police jail!

Tak | 21 July 2016 - 13:12:33

I hope they will have to pay Jetstar for all the extra costs and be fined seriously as well. So that they will not be able to take a holiday anywhere for the next ten years. Also blacklisting on all the all airlines is a good idea in addition

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