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Mainland Chinese woman arrested for throwing orange juice at Cathay Pacific flight attendant

Incident was sparked by dispute over in-flight meals for children

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 July, 2016, 4:41pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 30 July, 2016, 4:41pm

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday morning for common assault after allegedly throwing orange juice at a flight attendant.

Police officers met Cathay Pacific flight CX746 from Dubai on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport at 5am to arrest the disruptive passenger.

The mainland traveller was hauled away by several police officers after throwing juice at a 25-year-old female flight attendant.

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The row began when the woman, who was travelling in a large party, got angry because meals for children had not been prepared in advance.

This sparked an altercation with cabin crew, leading to orange juice being thrown.

A police report said: “Personnel arrived at the scene, and the victim was not hurt.”

The woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault, the report continued.

A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said: “A passenger caused an incident this morning on flight CX746 from Dubai to Hong Kong, and a case has been submitted to the police, therefore I am unable to provide more information.”