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FAA proposes $119K in additional fines as unruly behavior on flights skyrockets
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is levying nine airline passengers with potential fines totaling $119,000 as reports of unruly behavior on flights continue to skyrocket.
The nine individual fines ranging from $7,500 to $21,500 were proposed by the FAA after the passengers allegedly interfered "with flight attendants who instructed passengers to obey cabin crew instructions and various federal regulations," the FAA said in a statement Tuesday.
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The passengers were accused of assaulting the flight crew and other passengers, drinking alcohol that was brought onboard the airplane and refusing to wear face masks, the FAA said.
In one reported case, an Alaska Airlines passenger even called 911 as the plane was about to depart from Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska, on Jan. 23, saying that the aircraft was being hijacked, according to the FAA.