A woman is facing charges after she caused a disturbance on a flight at Sky Harbor Airport and entered the plane's cockpit, police say.
Phoenix police report that on November 19 they were called to remove an unruly passenger on a flight from Phoenix to Oakland. The American Airlines flight returned to the gate after 25-year-old Oakland resident Albertina Rochelle Engram allegedly refused to sit down and was cursing at a flight attendant and other passengers.
The flight attendant reported the situation to the captain who returned the plane to its gate.
Four police officers were waiting there and could reportedly hear Engram yelling inside the plane.
Police say as Engram was being removed from the flight, she "rushed the reopen cockpit door" and assaulted the flight attendant and attempted to get to the captain. As officers grabbed her, she yelled, "I paid for my ticket, you can't kick me out." She was taken to a local hospital.
The plane resumed its flight to Oakland after about 45 minutes.
Engram has been charged with aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, and resisting arrest.