Flight Assaults

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Friday, June 15 2007 Jun 15, 2007 Friday, June 15, 2007 9:08:33 AM CDT June 15, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis-based flight attendant is part of a growing list of airline workers who say their safety on planes is in jeopardy. The workers say they are subjected to profanity and assaults. A story in USA Today this week explored the national problem of airline confrontations. It includes an account of a passenger cursing at St. Louis area flight attendant Jacqueline Hamilton, calling her the N-word and spitting on her feet. The incident was provoked when Hamilton told the woman her bag was too big to fit in an overhead bin. Hamilton's case is now headed to court. The Federal Aviation Administration cited more than 1700 unruly passengers between 1999 to 2006.

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