Jetstar Flight to Bali Diverts After Woman Goes on a Rampage and Bangs on the Cockpit Door

by Anthony Losanno
Jetstar Passenger

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Jetstar flight JQ43 from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Denpasar International Airport (DPS) returned to its origin yesterday after being in flight around 90 minutes. A female “passenger from hell” started screaming at other travelers and banging on the cockpit door. Her erratic behavior intensified when she thought someone stole her phone (this forced crew to make the decision to turn the plane around).


A Jetstar flight to Bali has made an unplanned return after a female passenger became unruly and violent while onboard. Flight JQ43, travelling from Melbourne to Denpasar, was turned around halfway through its journey when the passenger became too disruptive for the flight to continue. In footage shot by other passengers, the woman can be seen going on a profanity-laced tirade and screaming at another passenger, before returning to her seat under guard. The plane returned to Melbourne Airport where the Australian Federal Police took over the situation. The flight has been rescheduled for 10am Tuesday morning.

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The woman stormed through the plane and randomly shouted at other passengers while she looked for her missing phone. A Jetstar spokesperson released the following statement:

The Captain decided to return to Melbourne to get assistance from the Australian Federal Police after a passenger became disruptive just under two hours into the flight. We know this was a difficult experience for other customers and our team members, and we thank those who assisted with the situation. Due to the circumstances, several crew members were unable to continue flying.”

Impacted passengers were reaccommodated on other flights and provided with hotel vouchers as well as reimbursement for other expenses incurred. The flight has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 19th.

Anthony’s Take: Who knows what set off this passenger. It’s incredibly selfish to act out in this manner and cause a plane full of people to miss part of their holidays.

(Featured Image Credit: @10newsfirst via TikTok.)

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Patrick March 18, 2024 - 11:49 am

Crazy people are EVERYWHERE… not just the U.S.

Christian March 18, 2024 - 5:49 pm

Ah, good old Deathstar. It’s like the Spirit air of Australia.


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