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25 JANUARY 2019: HAY RIVER, CANADA

William Max Mahoney, 61, was sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting a flight attendant on a First Air flight from Yellowknife to Hay River in January 2018. Mahoney, who had been drinking alcohol from a smoothie bottle, had stood up and stumbled when the plane landed. When the flight attendant attempted pick up…

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24 JANUARY 2019: TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS

Zemarcuis Scott, 19, pleaded guilty to attempted theft of property and commercial burglary for an incident that occurred in July last year. Scott had attempted to steal an American Eagle twin-engine jet at Texarkana Regional Airport to attend a rap concert. He was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $1,000 (c. £770)…

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12 JANUARY 2019: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Greyson Murphy, 26, pleaded guilty to assault with attempt to commit sexual assault in connection with an incident that occurred last April at Melbourne Airport. Murphy had attempted to rape a Jetstar hostess as she went to the toilet, grabbing her after she exited the cubicle. Another woman, who was in the toilets at the…

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4 JANUARY 2019: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Former travel agent, David Blicharz, 36, was sentenced to four months imprisonment for abusing air crew in an incident that occurred last November. Blicharz became abusive during a Jet2 flight from Turkey to Manchester after crew refused to serve him more alcohol. Blicharz, who had been travelling with his partner and two children, was moved…

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13 DECEMBER 2018: DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, was sentenced to nine years in jail for sexually assaulting a female passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit in January 2018. Ramamoorthy had been seated between his wife and the female passenger, and began to sexually assault the passenger whilst she was asleep. The victim awoke to…

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7 DECEMBER 2018: LUTON, ENGLAND

George Duke-Cohan, 19, was sentenced to three years in prison at Luton Crown Court for making bomb threats to San Francisco Airport and 1,700 schools within the UK. Duke-Cohan had called San Francisco’s airport and police claiming that a United Airlines flight from Heathrow to San Francisco had been hijacked and had a bomb on…

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11 DECEMBER 2018: LONDON, ENGLAND

Jet2 announced that an unruly passenger, Pauline Gordon, 65, has been ordered by Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court to pay over £3,000 for the loss incurred due to a flight diversion to Faro. Gordon had been involved in a physical fight with her partner Ronald St Ville, 65, on the flight from Stansted to Gran…

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7 DECEMBER 2018: PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Patrick Walters, 48, was sentenced to a year in jail for ‘body slamming’ an air hostess at Port Hedland airport in April 2017. The Qantas flight, heading to Brisbane, had been preparing for take-off when flight attendant, Karyn Dwyer, denied boarding to Walters’ colleague for being too drunk. The man then became verbally aggressive towards…

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6 DECEMBER 2018: NORTH CAROLINA

Michael Christopher Estes, 47, was sentenced to 46 months and two years’ supervised release for carrying an explosive device containing nails, and a shotgun cartridge, to Asheville Regional Airport in October 2017. Estes left the explosive device outside the baggage claim area and stated it was a training scenario for federal agencies to be better…