Southwest Airways says it began with a cigarette.
A passenger was smoking within the rest room someplace between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, in line with the airline, and had gone as far as to tamper with the smoke detector.
So a flight attendant barged in on the lady, in accordance with KOIN 6. This a minimum of acquired her out of the toilet, however did little else to enhance the state of affairs on Flight 2943.
The lady ripped an oxygen masks out of the ceiling as crew pressured her again to her seat, the station reported. And certainly, a masks seems to dangle within the aircraft aisle as seen in video of the following tirade.
“I’ve a vacation spot for myself!” the lady yells as a passenger behind her seems up from his pill and stares. She is sporting a hat, sun shades and overcoat, and accumulating her belongings as if to disembark the mid-air flight.
“I swear, should you do not . . . land,” the lady says, as a flight attendant blocks her from the aisle, “I’ll kill everyone on this f-ing aircraft!”
“You’ll not,” the attendant says. “You’ll not.”
A scuffle within the aisle ends the video. The person who took it advised CBS thirteen that the lady needed to be restrained by passengers and crew for the subsequent half hour.
In the meantime, the airline stated, pilots referred to as in an emergency and landed in Sacramento, someway kind of on schedule.
Sheriff’s deputies have been ready on the airport. They arrested Valerie Curbelo, 24, on a felony cost of creating a demise menace and jailed her on $seventy five,000 bail.
CBS thirteen despatched a reporter to the jail to get her aspect of the story. It did not make clear issues a lot.
“Why did you determine to smoke within the toilet?” the reporter requested Curbelo. “That is what they are saying you have been doing.”
“The nervousness,” Curbelo stated. “Yeah, the nervousness.”
“You have been saying some fairly threatening issues,” the reporter continued. “Like, you have been going to kill everyone on the aircraft.”
“I do not know,” Curbelo stated. “It was not me. It was not me.”
Curbelo, who lives in Oregon, was nonetheless jailed Monday afternoon. It is unclear whether or not she has a lawyer.