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July 24, 2014 Aviation, Headline News 4 Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Jack Daniels whiskey comes in a solid, square bottle, so reports that a bottle has been broken over a passenger’s head during an in-flight brawl are distressing on all sorts of levels.

Britain’s Star newspaper and Australia’s rather more sedate Australian are both reporting that a fight broke out aboard a Thai Airways flight from Sydney to Bangkok in which a passenger was whacked over the head with a bottle of whiskey.

The violent in-flight incident aboard Thai Airways flight TG476resulted in an Australian man being detained by police on arrival in Bangkok on Jack-Daniels-Whiskey-750-literWednesday, the Australian reported.

A passenger on the same flight related how two men became drunk and then violent as they clandestinely swigged their duty free.

“They began to argue and a fight broke out.”

One of the men is then said to have hit the other over the head with a bottle of Jack Daniels, with “blood everywhere” aboard flight TG476.

“A male Australian national was unruly and assaulted another passenger,” THAI said in a statement.

“Upon landing in Bangkok the unruly passenger was detained by airport police.”

It seems that the alleged assault passed without further action because the victim did not press charges. That’s strange because if laws have been broken in the air, it should not require parties to bring charges for action to be taken.

Written by : Peter Needham

Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. AgentGerko says:

    And of course Peter there is the question as to how a solid glass bottle got thrrough security and into the cabin, in an era when it’s supposed to be difficult to take a plastic bottle of shampoo on board.

  2. stingforever says:

    ……the brawl have caused distressed to other passengers and flight crew… and therefore the perpetrators should be jailed and fined… no pressing charges needed…

  3. Martin says:

    Many years ago after 911 I was at a USA airport and the security staff took a small pair of nail clippers from me. I pointed out that I could go through security and purchase a litre of alcohol in a glass bottle. I then asked if they would rather be confronted by a passenger with a pair of nail clippers or a broken glass bottle? Their response was to ask me if I intended to hijack the aircraft!!!!!
    As an ex flight attendant I always thought that duty free alcohol should not be allowed on board, first reason falling out of overhead lockers, second a glass bottle is a potential weapon, thirdly why would you want litres of flammable liquid in the cabin in an emergency situation and lastly why are airlines carrying all this extra weight. The answer is greed by the various countries and airlines that sell duty free. All countries should sign an agreement that duty free alcohol should be purchased on arrival and while we are waiting for our bags some retail therapy can take place

  4. Mark C says:

    whats with the pictorial placement ad for JD in this story ?

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