Emergency landing after passengers attack flight attendant on Flight AA from New York to California
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An American Airlines flight from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Santa Ana, California made an emergency landing in Denver tonight after a passenger attacked a flight attendant.
The airline said American Airlines Flight 976 was diverted to Denver after the altercation. There the plane landed safely and The unknown suspect has been arrested.
To the person involved in this incident You will never be allowed to fly with American Airlines In the future, but we will not be satisfied until he is prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law,” reads the statement submitted to New York Post.
“Our thoughts are with Wounded stewardess We are making sure she and her fellow crew members have the support they need at this time,” the statement continued, without giving further details about the incident.
The flight took off from Queens, New York, shortly before 5 p.m. and made an emergency landing in Colorado at 6:43 p.m. local time, according to the tracking portal. Flight.
Airlines in general have seen an increase in violent incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of cases reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).