Two Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) cabin crew members became victims of a random assault in Melbourne on the evening of October 2, 2022.
The two crew members went on a McDonald’s run near the airline’s layover hotel, Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders street, when the attacker approached them, reported Singaporean media outlet AsiaOne.
“One dude (with two other friends) gave a huge nudge on my shoulder, then jab[ed] me on my right face,” one of the cabin crew wrote in an Instagram post.
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After recovering from the impact of the blow, he noticed that his colleague was “on the floor”. The cabin crew then claimed that he tried to defend himself but was stopped by either the assailant’s friends or a passerby.
Policemen and paramedics shortly arrived on the scene and apprehended the attacker. The cabin crew member insisted that he and his colleague were not intoxicated or under any substance when the incident occurred.
Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) confirmed the incident to AsiaOne. The airline said that the assaulted crew were flown back to Singapore on the same day, and are currently recuperating.
The airline also added that it would provide all necessary support to the crew members during this time.