Man Arrested After Running Nude On Airplane

( – t’s safe to say it wasn’t the mid-flight entertainment passengers were expecting. Instead, passengers aboard a Virgin Australia flight from Perth to Melbourne witnessed a naked man running through the aisle, causing chaos and knocking a crew member to the floor.

The incident occurred on Flight VA696, which had to turn back to Perth due to the disruptive passenger. A Virgin Australia spokesperson confirmed in a statement on Monday that the man was handed over to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) after the flight returned.

The plane turned back around an hour and a half into its three-and-a-half-hour journey, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.

In a statement, the AFP said, “Officers arrested a man after he allegedly ran naked through the aircraft mid-flight and knocked a crew member to the floor.” The statement also noted that the man was taken to a hospital for assessments.

The charges the man will face are yet to be finalized, but he is expected to appear in court next month, according to the police.

Virgin Australia expressed their regret over the incident. “We sincerely apologize to guests impacted,” said the spokesperson.