Dallas—— Man accused of punching airline crew member, then kicking police officer in groin In Texas, he spat at other agents who tried to remove him from a plane, according to a recent police report. FBI (FBI).
Keith Edward Fagiana faces crew interference charge, could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in federal court on Monday. yellow, Texas.
Fagiana took a ride on Wednesday flying American airlines From Fort Worth to Bozeman, Mountain. The pilot landed the plane in Amarillo.
The FBI agent’s account emerged in court documents unsealed Friday.
A flight attendant told the FBI Another passenger complained that Faggiana violently kicked his seat. The flight attendant said that when he asked Faggiana to stop, the man swore at him and punched him in the stomach, then stood up and punched him three more times.
Crew members and other passengers subdued the man and placed flexible handcuffs on him. Until the plane landed in Amarillo.
An FBI agent said in a sworn statement that as agents placed steel handcuffs on Faggiana, he spat at them and kicked one of them. After he was subdued, they placed a protective “mask” on his face.
The agent wrote that Faggiana said he didn’t remember anything about the flight, but “Admits he drank some ‘Captain Morgan’‘” – a brand of rum – in some bars before takeoff.
Faggiana’s attorney could not immediately be reached.
recorded video Another passenger witnessed an altercation with a flight attendant.
“Stop, stop, stop. What are you doing (expletive)?”, the stewardess yelled at the man who hit him.
American Airlines reports more than 2,000 incidents of unruly passengers at airport gates Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, this number is lower compared to the highest value. Nearly 6,000 incidents reported in 2021at a time when fewer people are traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In one of the most serious cases, California resident sentenced to 15 months in prison and was ordered to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution for punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the mouth and breaking her teeth.