Police: Woman On USAirways Flight Intoxicated, Attacked Crew

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Police in Florida are charging a New Jersey woman with three counts of battery and one count of interfering with an aircraft, after she allegedly attacked crew members on board a US Airways flight yesterday.

According to an arrest report, the woman was apparently intoxicated on the flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Fort Myers, Fla. It says she kicked, spit on and cursed at a flight attendant after the crew member refused to serve her alcohol. The report says she then slapped a male attendant who tried to intervene, and kicked another male flight attendant as an off-duty deputy who was on board the flight wrestled her to the back of the jet.

It says she continued kicking after her hands were cuffed by plastic restraints.

The incident happened just hours after passengers on a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas restrained the flight's agitated pilot.

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