Qantaslink flight was forced to turn back to Sydney Airport after a mid-flight altercation on Monday afternoon.
An argument broke out when an older male passenger reportedly threw a young man’s mobile phone for not switching off the phone during the QantasLink flight to Canberra.
As the argument heated up, the flight attendant allegedly got involved, saying to the older man: “That’s not your job that’s my job.”
It is believed the older man became infuriated when the younger passenger ignored flight instructions to switch off mobile phones.
The flight turn back about halfway to Canberra and when landed, three police officers took the two men off the plane.
The flight with remaining passengers arrived in Canberra at 4.40pm, an hour and 25 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.