& # 39; The plane will crash – everyone will die & # 39 ;: drunk Jetstar passenger hurls abuse at travelers and crew before hitting a cop and another officer – but avoiding jail
- Ian Rodrigo, 27, had been on a Sydney Jetstar flight en route to Melbourne
- He got on the plane drunk and started throwing abuse at passengers and staff
- Five Australian federal police officers were called after the staff asked him to leave
- Rodrigo then headed a police officer before hitting another
- He was shot with a good behavioral bond, a fine of $ 500 and a drinking ban
- Rodrigo may never fly another Jetstar or Qantas flight
A drunken man yelling at passengers and flight crew before hitting a policeman and hitting another aboard a Jetstar flight has avoided jail.
Ira Rodrigo, 27, had been on a Sydney flight en route to Melbourne before he took off when he screamed: "It is going to crash … everyone will be killed."
His aggressive behavior escalated when five Australian federal police officers stormed the plane and tried to remove it.
Ira Rodrigo, 27, had been on a Sydney flight en route to Melbourne when he frightened passengers when he shouted: "It is going to crash … everyone will be killed."
The man from Newtown, in the inner-west of Sydney, faced the Downing Center Local Court on Tuesday, where he was shot with good behavior, 9News reported.
Rodrigo was also fined $ 500, a drink ban and can no longer fly on a Jetstar or Qantas plane.
He was accused of multiple offenses, including assault and resistance to the police.
The court heard that Rodrigo was drunk before boarding the plane, where he hurled abuse to passengers and staff.
The wild fight between Rodrigo and police officers was recorded on camera in May.
He tried to take a taser from one police officer before he hit the other.
Rodrigo then hit another officer while anxious passengers gasped.
It was thought that two officers were injured in the incident.
He immediately apologized for his behavior after the incident and said he had seen a PTSD episode.
The court took his PTSD and his bipolar into account and he did not receive a prison sentence.
& # 39; You can imagine how much worse this would have been in the air … there was a need among passengers and crew, & # 39; said Magistrate Atkinson.
His aggressive behavior escalated before the plane left and five Australian federal police officers were called after the staff had told him to leave the plane
The court heard that Rodrigo was drunk before boarding the plane, where he hurled abuse to passengers and staff
An AFP spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia in May that officers responded to a request for assistance in Terminal 2 at Sydney Airport.
& # 39; A 26-year-old male passenger aboard a flight to Melbourne is said to have become disturbing. AFP officers were present and removed the passenger from the aircraft, & the spokesperson said.
& # 39; While the man was removed from the flight, he would have attacked two officers. No medical treatment required. & # 39;
A Jetstar spokesperson said in May that the airline would not tolerate this type of behavior.
& # 39; A passenger who boarded a Jetstar flight in Sydney became disruptive and offensive before taking off, & they told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; Our crew tried to calm the passenger, but after the man's behavior continued, the crew contacted the AFP and the flight's passenger was escorted.
& # 39; We take safety very seriously and this type of behavior is not tolerated in our aircraft. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Qantas and Jetstar for further comments.
The man from Newtown, in the inner-west of Sydney, stood opposite the Downing Center Local Court where he was shot with a good behavioral relationship (stock image)
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