Man Sentenced to Two Years for In-Flight Sexual Assault

A New York resident has been given a two-year federal prison term after being convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow passenger on a commercial airline flight. The incident, which occurred on a United Airlines journey from Denver to Newark, involved the man’s unwarranted physical contact with a woman seated next to him. The individual, Ryan Manuella, aged 30, exhibited erratic behavior during the flight, notably changing seats multiple times before settling in a space temporarily …

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Passenger Arrested After Attempt to Breach Cockpit on United Airlines Flight

A United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles from Chicago was interrupted on Friday when a passenger attempted to gain access to the cockpit and open the exit doors, according to information confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The incident led to the flight, United Airlines 1641, being redirected back to its departure gate at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The FAA reported that the disruption occurred around 9 p.m. CT, causing the flight to …

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United Airlines emergency slide falls into neighborhood backyard

On Monday, a family living in Chicago experienced a shock when an emergency slide from a United Airlines plane suddenly landed in their backyard, according to the homeowner and authorities. The slide was detached from a Boeing 767 that was making its way to O’Hare International Airport in the city. The homeowner, Patrick Devitt, reported to WLS-TV that his son and father-in-law heard a “boom” shortly after midday and subsequently saw the evacuation slide impacting …

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United Airlines employees making $10k per week selling stolen marijuana from customers bags

A group of United Airlines employees are alleged to have been taking part in a lengthy plot to pilfer marijuana from checked baggage at San Francisco International Airport. According to an FBI criminal complaint, Joel Dunn and Adrian Webb are said to have recruited other unnamed “ramp cargo agents” at SFO to join in the illegal activity from 2020 to 2022, and the amount of marijuana supposedly taken is indicative of distribution to others instead …

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Passenger tried to open emergency door mid-flight and stab crew with metal spoon

A Massachusetts resident attempted to open an emergency exit in the middle of a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston, before proceeding to try to stab a flight attendant in the neck with the broken handle of a metal spoon when he was stopped, according to federal prosecutors. The alarm was triggered in the cockpit of the early morning Flight 2609 when the flight crew noticed that the side door was unlocked. An …

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Flight attendant sent to hospital after altercation with angry passenger

After an altercation with an angry, shouting passenger on a flight to Chicago Sunday, a United Airlines flight attendant was taken to the hospital. A video posted to Twitter shows a woman holding a small child screaming and being told to “step back” by an attendant aboard a flight from San Francisco International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. “Where is it?” the woman yelled after screaming in the aisle of the plane, according to …

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