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Inflight horror as teenager threatens to KILL pilot

Horror as teenager, 14, charges towards pilot and threatens to KILL him mid flight before being tackled as police say ‘the outcome could have been catastrophic’

  • A teenage detainee attempted to intercept cockpit and attack pilot on flight
  • Teen attacked mid-flight on the way to Cleveland’s Youth Detention Centre 
  • The 17-year-old, who is a prolific offender, was luckily restrained by police
  • Chief Superintendent Steve Munro said incident could have been ‘catastrophic’

A teenage detainee who was being transported to a youth detention centre threatened to kill a pilot mid-way through a flight.

The 14-year-old was being flown to the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Queensland on Thursday at around 9am when he violently lashed out at the pilot and police on board. 

It is said the boy, who is from Mount Isa, charged towards the pilot before being restrained by the police, the Townsville Bulletin reports.

The 14-year-old was being flown to the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Queensland on Thursday at around 9am when he violently lashed out at the pilot and police on board (stock image)

‘It will be alleged a teenage boy attempted to damage his seat with his hands and handcuffs and escorting police intervened,’ police said in a statement. 

‘During the flight the boy allegedly made threats of violence towards police before unclipping his seatbelt and moving up the aisle.

‘Police grabbed him with the boy striking out at officers and spitting at them as they restrained him.’ 

Townsville Police acting Chief Superintendent Steve Munro said it was lucky the incident was quickly detained by fast-acting police.

Townsville Police acting Chief Superintendent Steve Munro (pictured) said it was lucky the incident was quickly detained by fast-acting police, saying the incident could have been 'catastrophic'

Townsville Police acting Chief Superintendent Steve Munro (pictured) said it was lucky the incident was quickly detained by fast-acting police, saying the incident could have been ‘catastrophic’ 

 ‘The worst case scenario is quite straight simple. If the child had managed to get to the pilot, and causing the plane to crash, the outcome of that is catastrophic,’ he said.  

‘I have not been alarmed like that for some time.’

The flight, which was carrying another three juveniles, landed safely in Townsville. 

The 14-year-old has been charged with three counts of serious assault police and one count each of endangering aircraft operation (Commonwealth offence), making threats and wilful damage.

The teenager was a part of a group of six teens who have been charged over a weekend crime spree which has saw them tally up a total of 50 charges – with the likelihood of more to come.

The 14-year-old has been charged with three counts of serious assault police and one count each of endangering aircraft operation (Commonwealth offence), making threats and wilful damage (stock image)

The 14-year-old has been charged with three counts of serious assault police and one count each of endangering aircraft operation (Commonwealth offence), making threats and wilful damage (stock image)

 

  

  

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