PHOENIX (AP) — A New York lady has been sentenced to 4 months in jail for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles final yr that needed to be diverted to Phoenix, in line with federal prosecutors.
They stated Kelly Pichardo and one other first-class passenger engaged in intimidating conduct on the flight and each ladies needed to be faraway from the aircraft after it landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport on Feb. 24, 2021.
Authorities stated the ladies every assaulted a passenger through the flight and used racial slurs when a male passenger requested them to cease.
Pichardo additionally allegedly spit on the man when he tried to report the altercation.
The case was investigated by the FBI and Phoenix police and the 2 ladies have been indicted for disorderly conduct for verbally and bodily assaulting different clients and flight crew members.
Prosecutors stated Pichardo, a 32-year-old resident of the Bronx, has been ordered to pay practically $9,200 restitution to American Airways because of the altercation.
They are saying Pichardo additionally will serve three years of supervised launch following her jail sentence.
The opposite feminine passenger concerned within the incident has pleaded responsible and will likely be sentenced in November.