A Hawaiian-born passenger who caused a disturbance aboard a plane in February 2022 received months in jail last week, along with a hefty fine of nearly $40,000, while the plane had forced to turn around.
“During the flight, Farris used profanity and threatened the crew and passengers on board. Due to his behavior, staff were unable to continue their duties,” the US Attorney’s Office said for the district of Arizona in a statement on Tuesday.
Cayla Farris, 29, pleaded guilty last September to interfering with an airline crew member during a flight from Phoenix, Arizona, to Honolulu, Hawaii, aboard the airline. American Airlines reported in February 2022. New York Post THURSDAY.
Except the threats and profanity were such that the captain would have had no choice but to turn around and take the plane back to Phoenix, according to the press release.
“For passengers on board, this disruption resulted in the diversion of several flights to Hawaii,” it read.
District Judge Susan Brnovich then imposed a 3.6-month prison sentence, along with a hefty fine of $38,952 in restitution to American Airlines for costs related to delays due to its actions.
To this end, the woman will not be allowed on a commercial flight without prior authorization for three years after her release, the Prosecutor’s Office reported this Tuesday.