Flight Attendant Loses Two Teeth After Passenger Assault

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This got messy real quick!

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant lost two teeth when she was attacked by a passenger this weekend.

The assault happened during the Flight 700, which was traveling from Sacramento to San Diego airport. According to news sources, the passenger ignored the instructions of wearing his seatbelt and keeping his tray table in the upright position, and then became “verbally and physically abusive” toward a flight attendant.

"From April 8 to May 15, there were 477 passenger misconduct incidents on Southwest Airlines aircraft," Lyn Montgomery, the president of the Transport Workers Union of America Local 556, wrote in a letter Monday to Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly.

"The unprecedented number of incidents has reached an intolerable level, with passenger non-compliance events also becoming more aggressive in nature," Montgomery wrote, adding that a flight attendant over the weekend was "seriously assaulted, resulting in injuries to the face and a loss of two teeth."

Southwest Airlines also said that they "do not condone or tolerate verbal or physical abuse of our Flight Crews, who are responsible for the safety of our passengers."

We hope the Southwest Airlines flight attendant is safe and may all flight attendants feel safe during work because this is not something that should be happening.

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