Woman gets probation after drunken antics forced JetBlue flight to land at Dulles

A woman was indicted and charged after she allegedly got drunk, touched another passenger, cursed and kicked a flight attendant resulting in the plane being diverted to Dulles in July 2017, court documents show. (Cropped Photo: Tomás Del Coro / CC BY-SA 2.0)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A woman whose drunken antics forced a New York-bound flight to make an unplanned landing at Dulles Airport has been sentenced to two years' probation.

Robin Ducore of Bayonne, New Jersey, apologized at Friday's sentencing, where prosecutors were seeking three months of home detention.

Ducore pleaded guilty in May in federal court to interfering with the crew on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic in July 2017.

Records show she drank three or four glasses of white wine and began touching a male passenger next to her. A female physician switched seats with the man and tried to calm her, but gave up. Ducore then began hurling water bottles and profanities, and was placed in flexcuffs.

After wriggling free, she kicked a flight attendant and the plane was diverted.

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