A Jetstar passenger accused of making a bomb threat on a flight to Christchurch is mentally unfit to plead to charges, a psychologist has found.
The man, who was today given interim name suppression at Christchurch District Court, was charged after the in-flight incident in March.
After his arrest, defence counsel Rupert Ward ordered an independent psychiatric report to evaluate his client's fitness to plead to the charge.
Today, Mr Ward told the court the report suggested the man, who also faces charges of indecent assault and criminal harassment, is unfit to plead.
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Judge Paul Kellar remanded the accused on bail until a hearing under section 14 of Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act 2003.
Judge Kellar ordered a second psychiatric report to be compiled and made available for the hearing, on August 6.