A woman accused of forcing a New York City-bound JetBlue flight to be diverted after she threw a drunken scene last summer will be in court on Friday. In an affidavit unsealed this week, it is revealed that Robin Dorothy Ducore allegedly drank four glasses of wine in only 90 minutes before acting out.
She’s accused of “flirtatiously” touching a passenger’s head, making him uncomfortable, and swearing at other passengers. She’s also accused of throwing snacks at people.
A doctor offered to sit next to Ducore, 30, during the flight to New York from the Dominican Republic. Ducore allegedly told an attendant “I’m not sitting next to that psychotic,” according to NBC News. The doctor said that Ducore also hugged her, but hugged her so tightly that she was afraid she may get hurt. When the doctor decided not to sit next to Ducore anymore, Ducore allegedly began behaving “like a caged animal,” according to the doctor, who claimed Ducore yelled “you leave me like everyone leaves!” Then, Ducore allegedly kicked the seat in front of her.
When attendants ultimately tried to restrain her with plastic handcuff, she resisted and allegedly yelled, “I hate my life.” Ducore broke out of the cuffs within five minutes. She allegedly kicked a flight attendant in the leg calling him an “a--hole.”
'The flight crew made the decision to divert the aircraft to Washington Dulles International Airport due to a Level II security threat to the aircraft. A Level II security threat involves physically abusive behavior, such as pushing, kicking, hitting, or inappropriate touching,' the court documents state.
Ducore passed out for the last twenty minutes of the flight but the crew decided to continue the flight’s diversion.
Ducore has been charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense that can result in up to 20 years in jail. Ducore’s attorney said she was drunk before she got on board the JetBlue flight.
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