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Passenger attacks crew on NC-to-Florida flight

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A passenger aboard a US Airways flight from North Carolina to Florida has been arrested after witnesses say she attacked crew members before being wrestled to the jet’s floor.

Lee County Port Authority spokeswoman Victoria Moreland said Wednesday her agency’s police arrested a US Airways passenger. Moreland would not provide details until an arrest report is released. US Airways did not return calls.

WNCN-TV in Raleigh reports a passenger on US Airways flight 1697 from Charlotte to Fort Myers kicked, scratched and spit on crew members. The North Carolina TV station said one of its reporters was in the Fort Myers terminal and spoke to crew members.

The incident came hours after passengers aboard a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas wrestled the plane’s agitated pilot.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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