PHOENIX (AP) — A New York girl has been sentenced to four months in jail for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles final 12 months that needed to be diverted to Phoenix, in keeping with federal prosecutors.

They mentioned Kelly Pichardo and one other first-class passenger engaged in intimidating habits on the flight and each ladies needed to be faraway from the aircraft after it landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport on Feb. 24, 2021.

Authorities mentioned the ladies every assaulted a passenger throughout the flight and used racial slurs when a male passenger requested them to cease.

Pichardo additionally allegedly spit on the man when he tried to report the altercation.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Phoenix police and the 2 ladies had been indicted for disorderly conduct for verbally and bodily assaulting different prospects and flight crew members.

Prosecutors mentioned Pichardo, a 32-year-old resident of the Bronx, has been ordered to pay almost $9,200 restitution to American Airways because of the altercation.

They are saying Pichardo additionally will serve three years of supervised launch following her jail sentence.

The opposite feminine passenger concerned within the incident has pleaded responsible and shall be sentenced in November.

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