Passenger Faces Prison Time After Slapping Flight Attendant

Newser - 03-22


(Newser) – A 24-year-old Australian woman's flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles earlier this year might end up wrecking her life. Adau Akui Atem Mornyang could get up to 21 years in prison after being convicted of assaulting a flight attendant on her United Airlines flight in January, reports the Australian. During the flight, an apparently intoxicated Mornyang began shouting racial slurs, flailing her arms, and generally disturbing other passengers, then slapped a male flight attendant across the face when he tried to intervene, says the US Justice Department in a news release.