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Wil Anderson arrested after plane incident while on way to Wagga Wagga

Wil Anderson arrested after plane incident while on way to Wagga Wagga

Comedian Wil Anderson blasted Qantas in a deleted tweet after being arrested for allegedly being disruptive on a plane to Wagga Wagga.

Anderson was arrested on the tarmac at Wagga Wagga Airport in New South Wales after he was on a Qantas flight from Sydney.

The 43-year-old host of The Gruen Transfer, who was on his way to perform in Wagga tonight, was taken to the police station for questioning after officers met the flight.

News Corp understands Anderson was allegedly disruptive soon after boarding the Q400 Dash-8 aircraft and refused to follow basic crew orders.

Wil Anderson following his arrest at Wagga Wagga Airport this afternoon. Picture: Supplied/Nine News

Wil Anderson following his arrest at Wagga Wagga Airport this afternoon. Picture: Supplied/Nine NewsSource:Channel 9

There was no suggestion he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

After he was arrested, Anderson tweeted: “Big f**k you to the crew at Qantas for their no help today. Sorry Wagga if I can’t walk when I get off the plane today.”

Wil Anderson blasts Qantas over arrest in a tweet, which has been deleted. Picture: Supplied

Wil Anderson blasts Qantas over arrest in a tweet, which has been deleted. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

While Anderson had tweeted the comment, it has since been deleted from his official Twitter account.

A statement from Qantas said “to ensure all of our flights are comfortable and safe for passengers, we do not tolerate disruptive behaviour on board”.

Anderson has since been released by police, and his ‘Critically Wil’ show at the Civic Centre in Wagga Wagga has gone ahead at 7.30pm.

Wagga Wagga’s Civic Theatre told patrons Anderson’s sellout show was going ahead as planned.

Police are yet to charge him with any offence.

Police confirmed that at 4pm on Saturday, they attended Wagga Wagga airport following reports of a disruptive passenger on board a flight from Sydney.

Wil Anderson’s show went ahead despite the incident. Picture: Stuart Walmsley

Wil Anderson’s show went ahead despite the incident. Picture: Stuart WalmsleySource:News Corp Australia

He was taken to Wagga Wagga police station where he assisted police with their inquiries.

“Officers attended Wagga Wagga Airport following reports of a disruptive passenger on board an incoming flight from Sydney,” a NSW Police Media spokesman said.

Wil Anderson has been released and no charges were laid. Picture: Stuart Walmsley

Wil Anderson has been released and no charges were laid. Picture: Stuart WalmsleySource:News Corp Australia

Incidents of disruptive passengers on board aircraft have been steadily rising in recent years prompting the aviation industry to consider new measures to crack down on poor behaviour.

In 2014, the Australian Federal Police responded to an average 5.5 incidents a month, up from 4.2 the previous year.

News.com.au

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