– Australian Federal Police have removed a man from a flight bound for Perth, which was forced to return to Darwin after the passenger became enraged by the price of a sandwich.
The Virgin flight DJ1432 left Darwin about 7 am on Thursday. But around an hour into the flight the man became disruptive, with cabin staff removing him from the main cabin and the captain turning the plane around.
While the AFP would not officially comment on the cause of the argument, the $10 price tag for the in-flight snack was said to have sparked the confrontation.
The Virgin in-flight menu offers a gourmet chicken and salad sandwich for $10, created with roast chicken, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato on mixed-grain bread by celebrity chef Luke Mangan.
The passenger’s mental welfare is being assessed at Royal Darwin Hospital. Police said no charges had been laid – The Age