(CNN) — A coast-to-coast flight was once diverted to Denver on Wednesday night time after a passenger “bodily assaulted a flight attendant,” American Airways stated in a commentary.
A supply conversant in the main points of the incident stated “the assault was once unprovoked,” including the passenger went to the again of the aircraft and punched the flight attendant two times within the face and broke her nostril.
The pinnacle of American Airways says the incident on Wednesday “is likely one of the worst presentations of unruly conduct we have now ever witnessed.”
“That’s not sufficient,” stated Parker. “We are doing the whole lot we will be able to to make sure he’s prosecuted to the fullest extent imaginable.”
The FBI stated it’s investigating the incident. The company stated no arrests were made and its investigation is ongoing.
The Federal Aviation Management additionally stated Thursday that it’ll examine the incident.
One $45,000 advantageous, introduced in August, was once towards a passenger accused of throwing his baggage at some other passenger and, whilst mendacity at the aisle flooring, “grabbing a flight attendant through the ankles and placing his head up her skirt.”
Disruptive passengers had used sexist, racist and/or homophobic language, in keeping with 61%, whilst 17% stated they might been a sufferer of a bodily assault this 12 months.