An Australian man who caused a hijacking scare on a Bali-bound flight is expected to be charged with interfering with a crew member.
An Australian man who sparked a hijacking scare on a flight to Bali will face court in June.
Australian Federal Police have issued Matt Christopher Lockley with a notice to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 6, when he’s expected to be charged with interfering with a crew member.
Police will allege Lockley, 28, had to be restrained by crew on Friday’s Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane.
It’s also alleged he banged on the cockpit door, causing pilots to trigger an “unlawful interference” alert that put the Indonesian air force and police on notice for a hijacker on arrival.
Lockley was arrested when he got off the plane in Bali, but was released by Indonesian authorities without charge on Sunday night.
The plumber from northern NSW flew home on a Virgin Australia flight on Monday.
He was met by AFP officers at Brisbane Airport on Tuesday morning.