Angry woman gets flight diverted over ‘cheating’ husband

A couple acts out a martial-arts move for a friend’s camera (not pictured) as they wait to welcome the first sunrise of 2015 on Sydney’s Bondi beach at dawn on January 1, 2015. (File photo by Reuters)
Updated 08 November 2017
0

Angry woman gets flight diverted over ‘cheating’ husband

NEW DELHI: An enraged woman forced an airliner to make an emergency landing after she discovered mid-flight that her husband was apparently cheating on her.
The woman, an Iranian national, was traveling from Doha to Bali with her husband and child on a Qatar Airways flight on Sunday, India’s Hindustan Times reported Tuesday.
As her husband slept, she used his hand to unlock his fingerprint-protected phone, revealing the alleged affair in all its sordid detail.
Angered by the discovery, the woman reportedly started to hit her husband. The cabin crew intervened but were unable to calm the situation.
With the inflight episode spiralling out of control, the pilots decided to make an unscheduled stop in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
The woman, her husband and their child were taken off the plane, which then resumed its journey to Indonesia, an unnamed security official told the paper.
“The family spent the day at Chennai airport and was sent to Kuala Lumpur by a Batik Air flight. No police action was taken,” the official said.
Qatar Airways was not immediately available for comment when contacted by AFP.


Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back home

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, third left, walks with his daughter Roxanne Holmes, second left, after his arrival at Sydney International Airport, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP)
Updated 24 September 2018
0

Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back home

  • James Ricketson (69) was sentenced on Aug. 31 to six years in a trial his sympathizers described as farcical

CANBERRA, Australia: Australian filmmaker James Ricketson took a stroll on a Sydney beach at dawn as he recuperates from more than a year in a Cambodian prison.
Ricketson landed in Sydney on Sunday night two days after his 15-month stint in a Phnom Penh prison ended with clemency granted by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.
His nephew Bim Ricketson said on Monday the imprisonment had taken a toll on his uncle’s health.
The 69-year-old filmmaker was sentenced on Aug. 31 to six years in a trial his sympathizers described as farcical.