Aussie Charged With Attacking Quantas Crew

Passenger goes berserk on flight out of Tokyo
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2010 2:52 AM CST
Australian Federal Police officers took the man into custody as soon as the flight landed.   (AP Photo/Mark Baker,File)

(Newser) – An Australian man who went berserk on a flight from Tokyo to Sydney is facing multiple criminal charges. The 56-year-old passenger had to be restrained after attacking a Japanese passenger and threatening to kill a flight attendant. Tamas Halasz was arrested when the flight landed and was charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft in flight, assaulting the crew and interfering with their duties, AP reports. Each charge carries up to 14 years in jail.

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