A passenger attacked the flight crew, “flirtatiously” hit a passenger’s head and threw food faces up to 20 years in prison for her disorderly conduct.
A female JetBlue passenger was charged with interfering with the crew after a series of disorderly and drunken behavior aboard a flight in July.
Robin Ducore, a 30-year-old Cartier employee in New York, flew from the Dominican Republic to New York City on July 29, 2017, when she allegedly drank four glasses of wine in a period of two hours, and then incorrectly got a passenger attacked a flight attendant.
Ducore’s erratic behavior forced the crew to divert the flight and make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to a criminal complaint, Travel + Leisure reports.
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According to the court documents, a drunk Ducore began “to touch in a flirty way in the back of the head of the male passenger sitting next to her, a person, of whom (a flight attendant) do not believe that Ducore knew.”
The flight attendant intervened, to ask Ducore to stop touching the man, the stewardess said “appeared uncomfortable with this unsolicited touching.”
When Ducore refused to stop, the flight attendant moved the male passenger to a different seat, angry Ducore further. According to the documents that the movement caused Ducore to “angry” and “she started screaming and became verbally abusive in the direction of (the flight attendant).”
NEW: Woman on board JETBLUE flight on the way to New York City charged w/ interfering w/ crew. The FBI says that they “flirtatiously” hit male passenger, drank 4 glasses of wine, eat threw and broke free of the handcuffs. The flight made emergency landing at DULLES. pic.twitter.com/EPjs1lKRSA
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At one point, the flight attendant offered Ducore of water and food “more sober,” but she, allegedly, threw them on the plane.
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As her behavior worsened, Ducore is placed in flex cuffs, but later broke free and kicked the flight attendant in the leg.
Ducore’s attorney Nina Ginsberg blames the airline for her client’s actions, telling of Travel + Leisure that Ducore was drunk before you get on the plane.
“The airline let her board the flight when she was visibly drunk and they served her,” she said.
Although Ducore passed, 20 minutes before landing, the plane continued on its derived from the route to Dulles airport.
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If convicted, Ducore could face up to 20 years in prison.