A Southwest Airline flight attendant had two of her teeth knocked out by an unhinged passenger over the weekend. Lyn Montgomery, the president of TWU Local 556, drew attention to the attack in a letter to the airline’s CEO saying that the flight attendant was seriously assaulted, resulting in injuries to the face and a loss of two teeth.
The shocking incident took place on Sunday morning after a flight from Sacramento landed in San Diego.Chris Mainz, a spokesman said that a female passenger repeatedly ignored standard inflight instructions and became verbally and physically abusive upon landing. Police were asked to meet the plane when it arrived in San Diego, and the passenger was taken into custody.
Susan Marie Stidham, said that she noticed the flight attendant in the front suddenly start screaming ‘No, No, No! Stop!’, and running toward the back. The woman in the back was attacking the flight attendant, punching her in the head. While the flight attendant was staggering back with a bloody face, passengers were told to stay in their seats while they brought in police to remove the unruly passenger.
San Diego Harbor Police on Tuesday identified the passenger as Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, and said she was charged with battery causing serious bodily injury, a felony, local outlets reported. The flight attendant, who was A Southwest Airline flight attendant had two of her teeth knocked out by an unhinged passenger over the weekend. Lyn Montgomery, the presidentnot publicly identified, was treated at a hospital and later released. Southwest Airline said it flew a friend to San Diego to be with her.