Watch Passengers Burst Into Song When ‘Drunk Karen’ Gets Kicked Off Flight

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Passengers on a Melbourne-bound flight over Australia burst into song Sunday as police kicked a “drunk Karen” off the plane, according to video footage shared online.

The unnamed 42-year-old woman was reportedly drunk and disruptive onboard, causing the Jetstar flight leaving Gold Coast Airport to be delayed on the tarmac for more than hour, according to 7NEWS Sydney. The crew called authorities after the woman allegedly refused to follow directions from flight attendants multiple times.

Officers escorted the woman from the aircraft — apparently a welcome sight for many of the plane’s passengers, who broke into song as she was led away, video shows.


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“We requested the assistance of the Australian Federal Police [AFP] after a passenger became increasingly disruptive prior to departure and refused to follow crew instructions,” Jetstar said in a statement, according to 7NEWS. “The safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and we have zero tolerance for disruptive behavior.”

Video of the incident shows about five officers onboard the plane attempting to get the woman to disembark. Authorities asked the woman to leave “due to her alleged level of intoxication,” AFP said in a statement cited by the outlet. (RELATED: Bank Executive Fired After Allegedly Urinating On Flight Passenger)

AFB officials charged the woman with “behaving in an offensive or disorderly manner on an aircraft”, which carries a maximum $13,750 fine if convicted, 7NEWS reported.