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Jetstar flight chaos as two passengers brawl

Terrifying moment a vicious brawl erupts 24 minutes into a Jetstar flight before the plane suddenly started to lose elevation – as frightened mum on board says ‘I thought we were going to die’

  • The brawl took place just 24 minutes into the flight from Melbourne to Brisbane 
  • Footage showed the moment that punches were thrown between the two men 
  • One Jetstar passenger revealed how she thought ‘we were going to die’

Terrifying video footage shows the moment a violent brawl broke out on a Jetstar flight, forcing it to make an emergency landing.  

The chaotic brawl took place just 24 minutes into the flight from Melbourne to Brisbane on Tuesday night. 

Footage showed the moment punches were thrown between two men, with multiple other passengers trying to separate them. 

One mother revealed how she thought ‘we were going to die’ as the plane suddenly lost altitude following the brawl. 

‘It was unnerving,’ the passenger told 9News Melbourne.

‘There was a commotion, there was yelling, people started standing up, it went on for a couple of minutes.

‘One gentleman was then escorted to the rear of the aircraft, he had blood on his face… we didn’t hear anything else, we had no information.

‘It was incredibly unnerving by this stage. I’m clutching on to my son, I thought “he’s 28 years old, and he’s going to die”. This is not fair.’

Following the brawl, the plane descended without warning, adding to the fear and confusion, the passengers said. 

‘We didn’t know what was happening,’ she repeated, before the captain carried out a priority landing.

A map of the flight’s path shows the aircraft turned around near Mansfield and returned to Melbourne airport.

There, Australian Federal Police removed the two people from the plane.

Footage showed the moment punches were thrown between two men, with multiple other passengers trying to separate them

One mother revealed how she thought ‘we were going to die’ as the plane suddenly lost altitude following the brawl

Passengers claim one of the men involved in the brawl had been behaving aggressively before he boarded.

‘The guy was aggressive before he got on the plane and we thought surely they won’t let him on the aircraft,’ the passenger said.

A Jetstar spokesperson said the airline had a ‘zero tolerance for disruptive and abusive behaviour’.

‘The safety of our passengers and our crew is always our first priority and we thank our customers for their patience,’ the spokesperson said.

Shortly after landing, the flight resumed to Brisbane. Australian Federal Police said no arrests had been made.

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