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Woman attacks crew on US Airways flight

Peggy S. Albedhady-Sanchez, 50, was charged with three counts of battery and one count of interfering with an aircraft.

March 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A passenger aboard a U.S. Airways flight from North Carolina to Florida was arrested after witnesses said she attacked crew members.

Police said Peggy S. Albedhady-Sanchez, 50, was apparently intoxicated. She kicked and spit on a flight attendant who refused to serve her alcohol, according to an arrest report.

Albedhady-Sanchez reportedly also slapped another crew member who tried to intervene.

The passenger was wrestled to the floor by an off-duty deputy. She was charged with three counts of battery and one count of interfering with an aircraft.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon, just hours after passengers aboard a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas wrestled down the plane's agitated pilot.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.