FAA Seeks Record $52K Fine For Disruptive Passenger

ABC News reports:

An unruly passenger on a Delta flight in December is now facing the largest proposed fine from the Federal Aviation Administration this year — a whopping $52,500.

According to the agency, the passenger tried to open the cockpit door on the flight from Honolulu to Seattle before striking a flight attendant in the face and pushing them to the floor.

The FAA said there have been more than 1,300 unruly passenger cases since Feb. 1. “The number of incidents and rate of incidents per 100,000 passengers is up sharply since the beginning of December 2020,” the FAA said in a statement to ABC News last month.

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