A girl on a Frontier Airlines flight was cited for assault after allegedly putting a flight attendant with an intercom as she was being escorted off the aircraft at Denver Worldwide Airport, authorities mentioned.
The incident occurred Sunday aboard Flight 708 from Denver to Tampa Worldwide Airport, in keeping with a Frontier assertion.
“A buyer grew to become aggressive on board and was requested to disembark. Whereas disembarking, he picked up an intercom and hit a flight attendant with it,” the assertion mentioned.
“The client was subsequently arrested by Denver police and the flight departed for Tampa at roughly 5:30 am,” the airline mentioned.
The aircraft left virtually 4 hours late, in keeping with flight monitoring website FlightAware. Division workers responded to the report of a disturbance shortly earlier than 4 a.m., police mentioned.
“The passenger, Shuri Turner, was later cited for assault, and DPD officers helped Turner ebook one other flight,” police mentioned.
Turner couldn’t be reached for remark Monday afternoon.
Sunday’s incident is simply the most recent involving unruly passengers. In March, aboard a Southwest Airlines aircraft in Dallas, a passenger is alleged to have struck one other passenger a number of instances.
The incident occurred sooner or later. after a person aboard a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston allegedly tried to open the emergency exit door of a aircraft after which attacked a flight attendant.
In February 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration referred 80 circumstances of unruly vacationers for doable prosecution throughout incidents that occurred final yr, as a part of what was then a dramatic improve in onboard misbehavior through the coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the first months of the yr, the speed of doable judicial processes referred to the FBI for incidents on board flights decreased.