Passenger arrested for smoking on flight

Last updated 07:56 03/01/2014

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A 54-year-old German national was arrested on an Emirates flight to Brisbane after allegedly smoking in the plane's toilet.

Mathias Jorg was allegedly discovered smoking in the toilet on flight EK432 to Brisbane early Thursday morning. He was detained by the cabin crew after he allegedly became violent and aggressive towards them.

It has been reported he was restrained with his legs and arms bound until the plane reached Brisbane International Airport where he was arrested by Australian Federal Police.

He faced Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with smoking in an aircraft toilet and assaulting crew on Thursday morning.

The man was granted bail on the condition he surrender his passport.

He is expected to return to court later this month.

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