More Trouble in the Sky: Passenger Attacks US Airways Crew Mid-Flight

Just hours after a pilot had to be subdued by passengers aboard a JetBlue flight, a passenger on U.S. Airways Flight 1697 from North Carolina to Florida had to be restrianed after attacking the flight crew.

FOX News Radio’s Courtney Kealy has details:

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The female passenger apparently got out of her seat, attacking the flight crew, spitting in their faces and knocking one of them to the ground before she was restrained and put in hand ties.

Local police and EMS crews were at the ready when the plane landed in Fort Myers on Tuesday evening.

A spokesman for the airport authority in Fort Myers confirming the woman was arrested, but would not provide details until an arrest report is released.

A U.S. Airways spokesman said the passenger had become disruptive to the point it was necesarry for the flight attendants to restrain her in the cabin.

Courtney Kealy, FOX News Radio

Editor’s Note: The woman reportedly complained to a crew memebr before the incident that she suffered from a fear of flying.




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