A Mackay man has recently faced the Mackay Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to behaving in an offensive and disorderly manner on a QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 flight in January, earlier this year.
Police were called to Mackay Airport to meet the flight about 8.30pm, where the man was arrested. He was described as being out of control, and he was abusing flight attendants, yelling obscenities and making vulgar gestures on the flight from Brisbane to Mackay.
He also refused to sit down and kept wandering about the cabin when the 'fasten seatbelts' sign was on. He also used his mobile phone as the aircraft taxied towards the terminal.
The man’s offensive behaviour was blamed on too much complimentary wine on an earlier flight from Sydney to Brisbane.
The man was fined $600.