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Man allegedly caught smoking on plane from Perth to Adelaide and flying with fake name

A man has been allegedly caught lighting up a cigarette while in the toilet on an aeroplane, but what he did to get on-board will shock you.

A West Australian man who allegedly was caught smoking in the toilets on an aeroplane also used a fake name to book his flights.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers were called to Adelaide Airport to meet a flight from Perth on August 30 after receiving reports a passenger was smoking on-board.

Once the plane landed, police questioned the man who allegedly didn’t have any form of ID on him but handed over his electronic itinerary that had the name of a 20-year-old Perth man.

According to the AFP, the traveller then gave other details that implied he was older than 20 years old like his itinerary suggested.

It was later revealed the man was 26 years of age and allegedly used the name of one of his relatives.

The WA man was charged with taking a flight using an air passenger ticket obtained using false information, smoking on an aircraft and providing false information to a commonwealth official.

He is due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

AFP Acting Superintendent Michael Smith said other criminal activity had the potential to stem from a person’s fraudulent use of identity and travel documents.

“The AFP is working closely with our partners to protect the travelling public from any potential security threats,” he said.

“Smoking is banned on Australian aircraft for the safety and comfort of other passengers and we will enforce these laws.”

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