Plane diverted af­ter pas­sen­gers fight over phone

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

AQan­tas flight from Syd­ney to Can­berra was forced to turn back mid­way through the jour­ney af­ter two men be­came em­broiled in an ar­gu­ment over a mo­bile phone.

Ac­cord­ing to a pas­sen­ger, the al­ter­ca­tion started when the younger man re­fused to turn his phone off while flight QF1421 was still taxi­ing on the run­way. The wit­ness said the word quickly spread that the older man had “snatched the other guy’s phone and threw it”.

Fol­low­ing the brief al­ter­ca­tion, the pi­lot in­formed trav­ellers that the plane would be turn­ing back to Syd­ney and that “any pas­sen­ger al­ter­ca­tion won’t be tol­er­ated on­board.” Qantas con­firmed the in­ci­dent had taken place.

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