Drunk plane passenger, 48, who touched a flight attendant’s bottom, stared down a cop and refused to wear a seatbelt before ramming a drinks cart over a woman’s foot is fined
- Christoper Campbell drunkenly boarded a plane from Brisbane to Wellington
- During the flight, Campbell slammed a drinks cart into a hostess several times
- The captain arranged for police to meet Campbell when landing in Wellington
Published: 02:53 EDT, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 02:55 EDT, 14 August 2019
An airline passenger has been fined $2000 after he grabbed a flight attendant’s bottom and refused to wear a seatbelt during a drunk rampage onboard a flight.
Mr Campbell, 48, slammed the drinks cart into one of the workers several times before refusing to put on his seat belt.
Christopher Campbell (pictured) was boarding a Virgin flight from Brisbane to Wellington in July last year when he started acting aggressively towards the cabin crew
The nightmare began after Mr Campbell drunkenly shoved his boarding pass into the face of one of the attendants.
After boarding the plane, the man continued to misbehave during the safety briefing, attempting to grab the stewardess’s whistle.
Appearing at the Wellington District Court on Wednesday, the judge said that Mr Campbell had touched another hostess’ bottom after calling her over.
Mr Campbell apologised to the woman but when he visited the bathroom, he tried to hug her before she quickly refused.
After one of the attendants was collecting rubbish through the aisles, Mr Campbell stopped her before ramming the trolley into her numerous times.
He hit the woman in her stomach with the cart before running over her toes with it.
‘She also suffered a sore stomach following the incident. She was extremely upset and was unable to continue with her duties’, Judge Kelly said as report the New Zealand Herald.
Mr Campbell was flying on a Virgin plane from Brisbane to Wellington in July last year when he started acting aggressively towards the cabin crew
After the air hostess was left in tears, the captain arranged for police to meet the plane when it landed in Wellington.
An off-duty policeman was seated beside Mr Campbell for the remainder of the flight, where he flicked water on him and ‘eyeballed’ him.
The passenger also refused to put his seatbelt on, only complying after being told the plane would not land if he didn’t.
The court heard that the man was visiting the family of his brother who recently died, as well as being a recovering alcoholic.
‘This was obviously an extremely distressing time for you’, Judge Kelly said.
He pleaded guilty to breaching Civil Aviation rules and was fined $2000.
The court heard that he previously had other convictions of disorderly behaviour and drink driving, Stuff reported.