A flight from the Auckland to Hong Kong was forced to turn around after just two hours when a passenger grew belligerent and started throwing poo at others. The passenger is believed to be part of the British tourist group who caused havoc in New Zealand.
A video of the fist fight was posted to Facebook on Monday by Gold Coast man Rico David Garilli.
In the video, a woman can be seen swinging poo furiously at another passenger as air hostesses plead with her to stop.
“After our flight was announced delayed, this girl started drinking heavy. About 20 minutes into the flight she starts becoming aggressive and had to be restrained after [the poo fight] kicked off,” Mr Garilli wrote.
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The footage shows that, as she continues to fight and throw poo, other passengers step in to attempt to subdue hier
According to Mr Garilli, the fight was not a targeted attack.
“She was so drunk and it seemed pretty random. She was going for multiple people.”
Mr Garilli’s fiancée, Emma Harrison, says she felt sorry for the flight attendants
“One of them got pushed over, and he was pretty horrendous to everyone. They had to put a shirt over his face once they restrained him to stop him spitting at people.”
According to Mr Garilli the woman was eventually subdued and restrained with cable ties so the flight could land in Sydney.
Another passenger, Bea Garcia, shared Mr Garilli’s footage and added that she was not happy with how the airline dealt with the situation.
“Can’t say I’m pleased with how [airline company] Scoot handled the situation especially the aftermath as we were expected to stay in airport chairs and not provided a hotel for the night,” she wrote on Facebook.
“When we complained and explained that our flight was more than 7.5 hours away, we were simply told to email and complain. We didn’t feel any sympathy.
“While I do not blame the airline for what happened with this passenger, I feel it was [their] responsibility and obligation to us, paying customers, to at least make our overnight stay in Singapore comfortable,” Ms Garcia wrote.
A spokeswoman for the airline told the Daily Telegraph the decision to divert the 787 Dreamliner to Sydney was made on the basis that it would be “convenient for passengers”.
The Australian Federal Police, accompanied by paramedics, waited for the woman at Sydney Airport upon landing, reports SatireHub.