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Mauritian man charged for disorderly behaviour onboard Air Seychelles flight, says police

Victoria, Seychelles | July 13, 2016, Wednesday @ 23:27 in National » GENERAL | By: Sharon Uranie | Views: 3296
Mauritian man charged for disorderly behaviour onboard Air Seychelles flight, says police

Seychelles police logo. (Seychelles News Agency)

(Seychelles News Agency) - A Mauritian national was charged on Wednesday for disorderly conduct and physical assault of the cabin crew onboard a Seychelles-bound flight, the police said. 

According to a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, the 61-year-old man is facing charges for the offence of “willfully acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or a person therein.”

The incident was reported onboard an Air Seychelles flight from Paris which was bound for the archipelago’s main island, Mahé. The man was arrested upon arrival in Seychelles on Sunday.

Contacted by SNA for more information about the incident, an Air Seychelles spokesperson said for now the national airline will not comment on an ongoing police investigation.

The accused, who first appeared before the Seychelles court on Monday, has been further remanded until July 20.

According to the police statement the offence carries a maximum fine of around $1,400 or a two-year prison sentence.

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