The police in PNG have suggested putting air marshals on international flights after a midair incident on an Air Niugini flight a week ago.
Police said during the flight from Port Moresby to Singapore a man was accosted and detained by passengers after he reportedly put on a life jacket, inflated it and began walking down the aisle towards one of the emergency exits.
A police spokesperson, Dominic Kakas, said the police want a meeting with government agencies and airline representatives to ensure it doesn't happen again.
He said PNG is hosting major international events and it must demonstrate to the travelling public that it is serious about air safety.
"From what we understand following the 9/11 incident in the US that I think was supposed to be compulsory for all airlines, international airlines to have a air marshall onboard but as I said this is something for all the agencies to meet and sit down and discuss this," Dominic Kakas said.