s the incident was the result of a female passenger allegedly fully reclining her seat during the flight, which caused distress to the offended male passenger sitting next to the woman seated behind her.
The man — who was 27 years of age — turned out to be the son of the woman seated behind the reclined female passenger.
“It was a night flight, so it was two or three o’clock in the morning”,tten by Georgina Mitchell of times connection.”
This caused the woman — who is 42 years old — to follow him back to his seat and punch him. He responded by getting up and “laid a couple more on her.” According to the article, Scott Haywood and a fellow passenger “jumped up to hold the man back before the ‘terrific’ staff intervened and moved both parties from business class to different parts of the plane.”
Both the man and the woman were escorted off of the airplane by Australian Federal Police, who awaited the aircraft when it landed in Sydney.
The incident is currently under investigation.
What happened aboard that airplane operated by Jetstar is by no means the first time that reclining a seat aboard an airplane resulted in violence or assault of some type. For — which operated as United Airlines flight 1462 on Sunday, August 24, 2014 — resulting in a diversion to Chicago, where police and agents of the Transportation Security Administration were summoned.