Grant Hackett reacts after swimming in the Mens 200m Freestyle Semi-Final on day 2 of the Australian Swimming Championships at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, Friday, April 8, 2016.
Grant Hackett reacts after swimming in the Mens 200m Freestyle Semi-Final on day 2 of the Australian Swimming Championships at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, Friday, April 8, 2016. AAP Image - Dave Hunt

Hackett sorry, working on 'issues' after clash on plan

GRANT Hackett has apologised for a clash with a passenger on a flight that landed at Melbourne Airport on Sunday.

Collingwood Football Club chief executive Gary Pert was sitting across the aisle from Hackett on the flight and witnessed the incident.

He said Hackett was "clearly incapacitated" and may have been drinking.

Pert, speaking to 3AW, said Hackett was unhappy about a passenger lowering their seat, but said there was "no assault or major altercation".

The victim alleged he had been groped on the chest.

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