Airport assault adjourned

A woman charged with assault on a police officer at Mount Isa Airport has had her case adjourned until July 3 at 8.30am.

The accused is now due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday, July 3.

The accused is now due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday, July 3.

The bail was enlarged and the case was adjourned for three weeks from June 12.

The 52-year-old NSW woman was charged with serious assault of a police officer after allegedly spitting and biting on a plane from Brisbane to Mount Isa.

Qantas flight attendees had an off-duty police officer assist them with the difficult passenger.

The officer experienced injuries to a finger. 

Senior Sergeant Hanrahan said that there was an ‘extra element’ against the woman’s behaviour, in a confined space.

The woman is alleged to have failed civil aviation regulations.

She was first scheduled to appear before the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday, June 12.

A Qantas spokesperson confirmed a passenger had been disruptive to other passengers and crew members, and contacted police to meet the aircraft on arrival. 

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