Aug 28, 2018
Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 (W) PK-GFQ Flight GA728 Bali-Perth diverts into Port Hedland - 2 French nationals arrested by WA Police
Garuda Indonesia B737-81D (W) PK-GFQ c/n 39416 departed 19.50hrs (LT) ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia as flight GA728 diverted into Port Hedland Intl Airport (YPPD) en-route to Perth Airport, after two French nationals (32y/old male & 29 y/old female) onboard the flight were forcibly removed off the aircraft by South Hedland police after causing a disturbance during the flight.
The aircraft arrived into Port Hedland Intl Airport at 21.46hrs. Flight GA728 continued onto Perth Airport departing ex: Port Hedland at 23.23hrs arriving at 01.17hrs+1 landing RWY21. Hexcode: 8A023E