Woman Denied Alcohol Attacks Flight Crew

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in Alcohol

Woman Denied Alcohol Attacks Flight Crew

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.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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