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.READ MORE: Denver Weather: The First Snow Of The Season Should Arrive Friday, 7 Weeks Late!
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.READ MORE: Coloradans Love Holiday Drive-In Series At Red Rocks
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.MORE NEWS: Alejandro Hernandez Identified As 4th Teen Charged As Adult In Hinkley High School Shooting
The FAA has proposed a $23,000 fine for the passenger as part of its “Zero Tolerance” campaign against assault-related unruly behavior.