Disruptive passenger forces world's longest flight to turn back

Passengers onboard the world's longest flight had their journey extended yesterday after the Perth to London flight had to return to Australia due to the disruptive behavior of a male passenger.

The flight usually takes just over 17 hours, but on this occasion Qantas flight 9 returned to Perth after just two hours in the air.

Qantas flight 9 returned to Perth after just two hours in the air.
Qantas flight 9 returned to Perth after just two hours in the air. Photo credit: FlightRadar24.com

Passengers told local media the man appeared "incredibly agitated" and was behaving "like a cornered animal".

The passenger reportedly spent an hour in the bathroom before marching up the aisle shouting and pointing.

Both passengers and Qantas cabin crew battled to control the man, who was eventually moved to the back of the plane.

The Qantas crew was praised by passengers for the way they handled the situation.

The unruly passenger was reportedly handcuffed and masked before police removed him from the aircraft.

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