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Passenger Fights Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant

According to a union official, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant had two of her teeth knocked out by an unruly passenger over the weekend. According to a Southwest spokesperson, the shocking incident occurred on Sunday morning after a flight from Sacramento landed in San Diego. According to Mainz, when the plane arrived in San Diego, police were summoned, and the passenger was apprehended.

Lyn Montgomery, the president of TWU Local 556, said, “The flight attendant was seriously assaulted, resulting in injuries to the face and a loss of two teeth.” A woman dressed in leopard-print leggings and a sweatshirt was escorted off the plane by police officers from the San Diego Port Authority, according to a video posted on Facebook.

Chris Mainz, the spokesperson, said, “A female passenger repeatedly ignored standard inflight instructions and became verbally and physically abusive upon landing.” The woman became enraged when the flight attendant ordered her to keep her seatbelt fastened while the plane was still moving, according to Susan Marie Stidham, who posted the video.

Stidham saw the Southwest Airlines flight attendant scream, suddenly telling the woman in the back to stop. The woman attacked the flight attendant by punching her head. The passengers were told to remain seated until the police could come and get the unruly passenger. Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, was named the passenger by San Diego Harbor Police on Tuesday, and she was charged with battery causing serious bodily harm, a felony, according to local media.

The flight attendant, who has not been named, was taken to a hospital for treatment before being released. Southwest said it sent a friend to be with her in San Diego.

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