Surname: Garlick
Christian Names: Peter Andrew
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Perth
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Peter Paul Andrew GARLICK 48 years old of Perth Western Australia had been visiting his sick elderly mother in New South Wales and on a flight from Sydney back to Perth to join his partner. He threatened to blow up the plane and claimed he was an ex Special Air Service Officer.


It was alleged in court by the defence lawyer that GARLICK was intoxicated prior to boarding the Virgin Blue flight in October 2010. Once airborne he became abusive an assaulted two cabin crew who tried to restrain him and threatened to kill the cabin staff.

He then produced a mobile phone held it up and threatened to blow the plane up. This in itself would have been terrifying for the passengers and crew and some may have thought he was just a drunk, till he made his claim of being an ex SAS Officer who would have experience in explosive devices.

As you can see from the article the plane was diverted to Adelaide and GARLICK was arrested and charged with several offences and spent 148 days in custody and released on a 12 month bond.

You can Google Paul GARLICK and see that this story appeared in a number of newspapers. Unfortunately none published a photograph of GARLICK and should anyone have a photograph of him, we would be grateful for a photograph to be supplied to us.

Peter Paul Andrew GARLICK besides the fact that you terrified the passengers and crew of that flight you also insulted the Officers and men of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment who have been on operational service for a number of years and won numerous gallantry awards. We know from our investigations that you were never a member of the Regiment and for that you will grace our web site.

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