Woman escorted off flight after she hurls abuse at passengers and assaults crew with her Bible

A woman has been hauled off a Jetstar flight by the Australian Federal Police after causing frightening scenes on a Brisbane-bound flight


                            Woman escorted off flight after she hurls abuse at passengers and assaults crew with her Bible

An Australian woman was hauled off a plane by law enforcement authorities after she hit multiple passengers with her bible. 



Reports claim that for most of the two-hour flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, Australia, the 47-year-old woman shouted abuses at passengers as well as flight crew.



According to News.com.au, witnesses claimed that the God-loving woman began to chant and sing so loudly that children aboard the Jetstar flight began to cry.

When crew members tried to intervene and calm her down, the troubled woman started swatting them away with her Bible, according to a footage obtained by 9News.

The crew tried to calm the woman down but she swatted them away with the holy book (Screengrab)
The crew tried to calm the woman down but she swatted them away with the holy book (Screengrab)

As soon as the plane landed in Brisbane, members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) boarded the flight and escorted the distressed woman off the aircraft.



“Once in the terminal, the woman allegedly became agitated and aggressive and refused to comply with directions from AFP officers,” the cops told 9News.

“For the welfare of the woman, an ambulance was called and she was taken to hospital for physical and psychiatric assessment.”

Law enforcement authorities were seen coming onto the plane to attend to the distraught passenger in the video.

Refusing to follow the crew's instructions, the "disruptive" passenger was removed from the flight, confirmed Jetstar.

A Jetstar plane on the Tarmac at Gold Coast Airport on April 7, 2017, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A Jetstar plane on the Tarmac at Gold Coast Airport on April 7, 2017, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, social media was rife with reactions: