Matt Christopher Lockley, 27, has appeared in a Brisbane court after a hijacking scare on his way to Bali.
The man who sparked a hijacking scare on a flight to Bali has appeared in a Brisbane court.
Matt Christopher Lockley, 27, fronted the Brisbane Magistrates Court with his lawyer to face a charge of interfering with a crew member stemming from the April 25 incident.
Police allege the plumber from northern NSW had to be restrained by a Virgin Australia crew member during a flight from Brisbane to Denpasar.
It’s alleged he banged on the cockpit door, causing pilots to trigger an “unlawful interference” alert that put the Indonesian air force and police on notice for a hijacker on arrival.
Clean shaven and wearing a grey suit, Lockley cut a different figure on Friday to the man arrested by Indonesian authorities when he got off the plane in Bali on Australia Day.
His lawyer Mark Williams asked for the case to be adjourned for three weeks.
Mr Williams said he’d only received the brief of evidence from prosecutors late on Thursday.
Commonwealth prosecutor Anita Sharma didn’t oppose bail and the case was adjourned until June 27.
After his arrest in Indonesia Lockley was released without charge and sent back to Australia.
Australian Federal Police issued Lockley with a notice to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 6.