Man charged with assault on Perth-bound flight

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A 26-year-old Dutch man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted passengers and crew on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.

Federal police say the man became disruptive about three hours into the flight on Sunday when he began talking and shouting to himself, then banged on walls and overhead compartments after crew tried to calm him.

Moving down the aisle, he allegedly assaulted a crew member, then a male passenger who also tried to calm him before other passengers restrained him.

The man was charged with five counts of assaulting a passenger on a plane, one count of assaulting crew and one count of offensive and disorderly behaviour.

He was scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday.