Plane diverted after passengers fight over phone
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.