Woman Charged After Flight Diverts to Anchorage

A first-class passenger on a flight from New York to Shanghai faces a federal charge after authorities say she consumed five glasses of wine and climbed on seats and yelled profanities, forcing the flight to be diverted to Anchorage.

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ANCHORAGE- A first-class passenger on a flight from New York to Shanghai faces a federal charge after authorities say she consumed five glasses of wine and climbed on seats and yelled profanities, forcing the flight to be diverted to Anchorage.
Stephanie Heizmann Auerbach is accused of disrupting a flight and is being held at women's jail. Her Anchorage-based attorney didn't immediately return a message Wednesday morning.
According to court documents, Auerbach acted out on a Delta Airlines flight Sunday from New York to Shanghai via Detroit. Within an hour and a half of the flight leaving Detroit, the pilot diverted the plane to Anchorage.
Airport police say she was combative before being arrested.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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stc said on Thursday, Aug 22 at 10:12 AM

If i were a passenger on any plane i would hope that the flight crew would have some common sense as to whom their serving, and some type of monitoring system as to how much alcohol is being served to passengers.Why is alcohol being served on planes in he first place? If were concerned about passenger and crew safety lets start eliminating the obvious before we start with the hidden. I would rather confront a guy with a nail clipper in his hand over a drunk on my flight any-day.

stc said on Thursday, Aug 22 at 9:59 AM

really, seems to me that the crew should be held just as responsible for her actions as she was.

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