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American passenger, who was admitted for violent behavior during an American Airlines flight, faces a record fine

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American passenger, who was admitted for violent behavior during an American Airlines flight, faces a record fine

She continued the violent behavior before being sedated and removed from the aircraft

A 34-year-old American woman has been charged for failing to pay an $81,950 fine for assaulting fellow passengers on a 2021 American Airlines flight, according to a report.

Heather Wells was accused of kicking and spitting at passengers on a Charlotte-bound flight she boarded from Texas on July 7, 2021. Heather Wells was gagged and duct taped to her seat after trying to open the plane door halfway through. -sky.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined her $81,950, the largest fine ever imposed by the authority for violent behavior by a passenger, according to the New York Times.

The FAA has now charged her for failing to pay the fine.

She ordered an alcoholic drink and became “increasingly agitated and wanted to leave the plane,” the complaint said.

The 34-year-old then tried to open the front door of the cabin while “yelling and yelling profanities.”

Heather Wells was strapped to her seat with duct tape and flexible cuffs, but “continued to kick and spit and attempted to bite and headbutt a flight attendant and passengers,” the statement said.

She continued the violent behavior before being sedated and removed from the plane once it landed at Charlotte airport.

The woman is fined up to $45,000 for assaulting and threatening crew members and posing ‘an imminent threat to the safety of the aircraft, crew and passengers’, $27,950 for attempting to open the cabin door during the flight to open and $9,000 for disrupting the flight. crew member duties, USA Today reported.