No charges against unruly Delta passenger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The woman who police said caused a commercial airplane to divert to Jacksonville will not face charges, at least for right now.

According to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Amy Fine, 32, of Boca Raton became "combative" after the reclining seat in front of her reportedly hit her on the head.

Acting out of emotion over the loss of her two dogs, Fine then demanded Delta Flight 3270 make an immediate landing, according to JAA.

The agency's official report went on to say that crew members tried to explain to Fine that they couldn't just land the plane, but that they eventually felt that they had no other choice because of her unruly behavior.

In recently released cell phone video from passenger Joanna Thatcher of Jupiter, Fla., police officers can be seen escorting Fine from the aircraft after it landed at the Jacksonville International Airport around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Flight 3270 departed from LaGuardia Airport around 7:30 and was supposed to be a direct flight to West Palm Beach, but it did not reach its intended destination until after 10 p.m.

Some First Coast News viewers have written in asking about whether Fine will face any criminal charges. So, we checked with the U.S. District Attorney's Office in Tampa and learned that no charges have been filed at this time.

The office said they do investigate cases like this, but typically get involved when something more serious happens aboard a diverted flight.

The office said it was policy not to discuss what cases it might or might not be investigating.

Repeated calls and texts to Fine have not been returned.


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