'Drunk' Jetstar passenger removed from plane at Aussie airport

An Aussie woman was kicked off a Jetstar flight at Gold Coast airport on Sunday due to her alleged drunken state.

The female passenger from Lennox Heads, NSW, was charged with disorderly conduct after being forcibly removed by at least four police officers. Fellow passengers watched on as police escorted her off the grounded plane, which was headed for Melbourne.

A video shared on TikTok and recorded by a passenger shows the officers on board the plane who were called in to help when the "passenger became increasingly disruptive prior to departure," a Jetstar spokesperson said. The 42-year-old woman also "refused to follow crew instruction".

Drunk woman escorted off Jetstar plane.
The Jetstar passenger was escorted off the plane by police. Source: TikTok

One officer was filmed leaning over a seat to reach the passenger who appears to be seated in the centre seat. The policeman eventually pulled her up and marched her off the plane.

As the woman exited the plane surrounded by police, other passengers cheered and clapped. Many started singing what's beleived to be Steam’s 1969 classic "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)".

An AFP spokesperson said police responded when the woman "refused to leave".

"She was asked to leave the plane due to her alleged level of intoxication," an AFP spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

"The safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and we have zero tolerance for disruptive behaviour," a Jetstar spokesperson added.

Woman charged after 'disorderly' behaviour

The woman has been charged with one count of behaving in an offensive or disorderly manner on an aircraft. She is scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 20, 2023. The maximum penalty for disorderly conduct on an aircraft is a $13,750 fine.

Jetstar plane.
Jetstar crew said the woman refused to follow crew instructions. Source: Getty

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