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Steward received a suspended sentence for escaping from the plane

October 21 2011

U.S. court sentenced a former airline steward JetBlue Stephen Slater, who jumped from the plane after an argument with a passenger. For extraordinary action Slater received a year probation.

The incident occurred last August aboard JetBlue. The aircraft was preparing for takeoff from the International Airport John F. Kennedy in New York. On the flight attendant with a luggage rack suitcase fell one of the passengers, reports . Steward asked the passenger to apologize, but the response had insulted him. In a rage, Slater was on the speakerphone to scold the man, and then grabbed a can of beer in the kitchen and left the aircraft, deploying an inflatable ramp.

The incident was widely publicized in the U.S. and international media. During the investigation of the incident, according to , it became clear that the steward at the time of the incident was in a state of intoxication, as well as suffering from mental disorder. Slater went on to deal with the investigation, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing injury, which qualifies as a felony and provides for a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Read more: "Adventure" in the cabin

Another amusing incident occurred on board the aircraft of Air India. As reported in " Pravda.Ru ", pilots and flight attendants staged a fight during the cruise directly Sharjah (UAE) - Lucknow (India) - New Delhi (India). A quarrel broke out in the skies over Pakistan, when the plane was on autopilot. Clarification of relationship quickly developed into a dogfight.

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