Passenger to pay airline nearly $10k for causing plane diversion


if you’ve ever witnessed an unruly passenger while you’ve been flying perhaps you’ll appreciate this story tonight a hefty fine for one of those unruly passengers whose Behavior forced Delta to divert the flight he was taken into custody of the airport pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge you’re about to hear what he’ll have to pay for now your TABC senior Transportation correspondent David Kerley on that this man’s behavior on a jetliner this is him moments after he was escorted off that plane could cost him nearly 10 grand and screaming show me a flight attendant if you touch me again you will regret it his plan to plead guilty to Federal assault charges also carries restitution for the airline that little detour on a 737 according to Delta costing 9118. Airline say it’s not uncommon for prosecutors to seek restitution this man was ordered to pay nearly $100,000 to Hawaiian Airlines for a diversion after he slapped a flight attendant in this most recent case the man who’s preparing to plead guilty also face a $5,000 fine and up to six months in prison in addition to paying that nearly $10,000 to Delta David curly with us tonight show highlights in watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app for breaking news alerts thanks for watching
His behavior on a Delta flight bound for Atlanta caused the plane to land in Tulsa so he could be removed.

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