A Virgin Australia pilot was forced to leave his plane’s cockpit to kick an unruly passenger off a flight from Townsville to Sydney.
A passenger uploaded a video of the incident to TikTok, which has now gone viral.
In the video the disorderly passenger can be seen being told “off ” and to “walk” by the plane’s pilot. The pilot said if the passenger didn’t comply he would “get someone”.
The passenger, who can be seen wearing yellow crocs and a bucket hat, then swears at the pilot who retorts by telling him, “you’re off mate”.
An air hostess and a male passenger then push the rowdy passenger off the flight, and the latter can be heard saying “Don’t f***ing touch me you stupid c***,” from outside.’
The TikTok video was captioned, “One too many mate”.
@_benmckay One too many mate😅 #virginaustralia ♬ original sound – Ben McKay
Once the clip went viral, hundreds of people jumped into the comments section to commend the pilot’s actions. The video’s creator, Ben McKay, who was on the flight, replied to these comments agreeing that the situation was handled well. [The crew and the pilot] handled it amazingly,” he replied to one comment.
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Back in October, another video went viral of a man being kicked off a Qantas flight. According to reports, the man claimed to have shouted at the staff for making ‘disrespectful’ and ‘racist’ comments which made his wife cry. “Get out of my face. Get the hell out of my face. You’re being so rude. You’re so annoying.” he’s seen saying in the footage.
Upon being warned about security, the man is seen rebutting: “Unless you carry my kids out, force them out. We’re not leaving. You can force my kids out, but we’re not leaving.”
The man in the Qantas video was later revealed to be The Block 2022 winner Omar Slaimankhel’s brother.
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