Aviation safety investigations & reports

Passenger related involving a The Boeing Company 747-238B, VH-EBQ, 800km NE Sydney, Aerodrome, NSW on 2 February 1998

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The cabin service manager came to the flight deck to advise the pilot in command of an intoxicated passenger who was in the galley and making intimidating threats towards three flight attendants. The pilot in command was then advised that the passenger had punched two other passengers. A short time later, the pilot in command was informed that a female passenger was alleging that she had been indecently assaulted by the passenger. The pilot in command directed that the passenger be restrained and requested that Police meet the aircraft on arrival at Sydney. On arrival at Sydney, the passenger was arrested, charged with assault and subsequently sentenced to 6 months jail.
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General details
Date: 02 February 1998   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 6:40 ESuT    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 14 July 1998   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747-238B  
Aircraft registration VH-EBQ  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Honalulu Hawiia USA  
Destination Sydney NSW