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Woman arrested over mid-flight outburst

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/05/2017

A woman has been arrested after allegedly spitting on someone during an outburst on a domestic flight from Auckland.

Police say the 32-year-old woman was arrested upon arrival in Christchurch at about 6.30pm on Wednesday.

They said the woman had been reported as being abusive to other passengers and crew and then spat at someone.

No injuries were reported.

The woman was charged with assault and issued with a Civil Aviation Authority infringement notice for failing to comply with crew instructions, a police spokeswoman said.

She remained in custody at Christchurch Central police station.

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