A female passenger on US Airways flight from Charlotte, NC to Fort Myers, FL was arrested after attacking flight crew members before being wrestled to the ground by an off-duty deputy aboard the flight.
According to The Journal Gazette , the obviously intoxicated passenger kicked, spit at, and cursed a flight attendant, after she refused to sell the drunk passenger any alcohol. A male fight attendant attempted to intervene, and the woman slapped him across the jaw. She kicked a second flight attendant in the groin as the off-duty deputy wrestled her to the back of the aircraft. She continued kicking after she was placed in restraints, even breaking an armrest.
The woman was screaming and crying while she was being taken away by police in Raleigh, NC. This incident happened just hours after passengers on a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas wrestled down the plane’s agitated pilot.
Police charged the woman with three counts of battery and one count of interfering with an aircraft.