FBI Investigates Fight Between Passenger and Flight Attendant on AA Flight

Posted Dec 1st 2010 12:08 PMUpdated Dec 1st 2010 01:24 PM


American Airlines says a flight attendant was "poked and shoved" during a fight with a passenger on a flight from Guatemala City to Miami. The FBI is among federal agencies investigating the incident.

The fight reportedly began about an hour into the flight.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith tells AOL Travel News the confrontation began with a "verbal altercation" and escalated to physical.

He says the passenger "followed the flight attendant into the (first-class) forward galley and poked and shoved him."

The argument began when the passenger did not follow crew member instructions from both the flight attendant and the Captain, "although he did later sit down," Smith says.

Miami-Dade Police authorities met the flight on arrival in Miami. The flight had 129 passengers onboard.

FBI spokesman Michael Leverock says results of the preliminary investigation have been forwarded to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Leverock says Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are also among agencies involved in the investigation.

The name and nationality of the passenger was not released.

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fran golden, sorry but you will have to provide more info if you want anyone to subscribe to your posts. you gave no info at all. i mean no names, no reason for the fight, was there actually a fight (poking and pushing ) you can do that when trying to get someones attention. the flight attendent was a (male or female), were any punches thrown? take this back , and don't post it again until you have some information. all this could have happened in a bar if a guy had to really get to the bathroom.

December 02 2010 at 11:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Must have been some sort of Big Shot. They usually release name and nationality. Now there are 128 out of 129 with stains on their name.

December 01 2010 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply