A man on an easyJet flight was supposed to be on his way to Egypt, where he was set to celebrate his honeymoon with his bride. Instead, he has been handed seven months in jail after he drunkenly assaulted two flight attendants and went on a homophobic rant.
The court heard that he was escorted off the plane by police officers who he abused, calling one of them a ‘baldy c***’. His wife was heard shouting: ‘Look at what you’ve done. You have f****** off our honeymoon!’
Judge David Rennie said: ‘It was like a child having a tantrum. You chose to drink four pints and to behave in a foul-mouthed, highly abusive manner. Something of your true character did reveal itself.
‘We do have to ask why airports are selling that amount of alcohol outside of usual licensing hours.
‘An attack on the perceived sexuality of these men was utterly shameful. People like you find yourself on the edge of society.
‘Only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified.’
An Australian woman flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles International Airport on a United Airlines flight could face 21 years in federal prison after she assaulted a flight attendant.
The 24-year-old woman, Adau Akui Atem Mornyang, has been found guilty of the Jan. 21 incident. “The jury found Mornyang guilty of a felony charge of interference with a flight crew and a misdemeanor assault count,” a press release from the United States Department of Justice read.
Two female JetBlue crew members claim they and a third women were drugged by two pilots for the airline, and that one of those pilots also raped them and intentionally passed on a sexually transmitted disease, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
The plaintiffs, referred to in the suit as Jane Doe 1, of Riverton, Utah, and Jane Doe 2, of Fort Worth, Texas, say the incident occurred in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May 2018. The women had just completed their shift on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Puerto Rico, and checked into the Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan. They then headed to the beach together, where they met Eric Johnson and Dan Watson, the defendants. After a brief chat, they learned the men were JetBlue pilots.
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who’s been dubbed a serial stowaway was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to sneaking past Chicago airport security last year, boarding a plane and flying to London without a ticket.
As part of her plea deal, Marilyn Hartman, 67, can’t go to Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway airports without a ticket. She entered the plea to a criminal trespassing charge but had originally faced counts of felony theft, burglary and other charges.
“I do apologize for the airport and … causing problems for them,” Hartman told Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas.
“The crew of this flight … requested police assistance upon arrival after two passengers became disruptive in-flight,” Ryanair spokesman Piaras Kelly said in a statement to USA TODAY. “The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained two individuals.”
A 27-year-old man was arrested at Oakland International Airport on Sunday morning after he allegedly brandished a small knife he said he intended to use to harm a police officer, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said.
The man, whose name is being withheld pending formal charges, can be seen on surveillance video released by the Sheriff’s Department apparently looking into a parked patrol car.
Sgt. Ray Kelly said Sunday that “luckily our deputies were not in the car. They were out on foot patrol.”
The 1,529 exotic turtles were worth an estimated 4.5 million Philippine pesos on the black market — that’s about $86,750 U.S. dollars, says a Filipino passenger smuggled the turtles on a flight from Hong Kong. “The passenger may have been informed of the vigilance of Bureau of Customs against illegal wildlife trade and its penalties, thus leaving the four (4) X-Rayed luggage unclaimed in the arrival area,” the bureau wrote on Facebook.
Two people are dead and several others were injured after a car allegedly crashed into a number of bicyclists and pedestrians in New Orleans — about two miles away from the Mardi Gras festivities, police said.
The #NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality in the 3200 block of Esplanade Avenue. Initial reports show two victims were struck by a vehicle at the location. The victims were pronounced dead on scene by EMS. #NOPDalertpic.twitter.com/yDDl8EoMXF
Officials for the U.S. State Department have issued a level 2 travel advisory warning for the Bahamas due to crime, including burglaries, robberies, sexual assault and risks associated with using unregulated recreational watercraft.
The warning, released Feb. 25, urges American tourists to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to, and staying in, the popular tropical islands.