By Jennifer McRae

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4)– The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed more than $225,000 in civil penalties against 10 airline passengers. One of those passengers was on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth Texas to Aspen.

The fines proposed by the FAA are for travelers with alleged unruly behavior involving physical assault.

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The incident onboard the American Airlines flight from Dallas to Aspen happened in March and involved a female passenger. The FAA said the passenger verbally abused flight attendants after her assigned seat wouldn’t recline.

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The passenger agreed to switch seats but continued to argue and struck a flight attendant on the forearm. She also refused to comply with the face mask policy.

Law enforcement met her at the arrival gate in Aspen.

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The FAA has proposed a $23,000 fine for the passenger as part of its “Zero Tolerance” campaign against assault-related unruly behavior.

Jennifer McRae