Angry passenger who broke flight attendants teeth in furious rampage jailed

A furious woman who punched a flight attendant in the face after being asked to buckle her seatbelt and wear a facemask has been jailed.

Vyvianna Quinonez, 29, was on a Southwest Airlines on May 23 last year when she brutally attacked a flight attendant, leaving her with three broken teeth and a bloody cut under her eye.

The flight attendant had asked Quinonez, 29, to buckle her seatbelt, stow her tray table and put on her facemask properly as the flight from Sacramento approached San Diego.

But instead of complying, Quinonez started recording the flight attendant on her phone before unleashing a brutal blow to her face and grabbing her hair in rage.

The horrifying assault only stopped when another passenger intervened.

In shocking video footage recorded by another passenger, one person can be heard shouting "don't you dare touch her" while another shouts "there is a child here".

The flight attendant was left with three chipped teeth and a cut under her eye, which required stitches. She also needed two crowns to fix her broken teeth.

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On Tuesday (May 24), Quinonez was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to interfering with a flight crew last year.

She was also ordered to pay $33,000 (£26,130) in restitution and fines and was banned from flying for three years upon her release.

In a statement, US Attorney Randy Grossman said: "Attacks on flight crew members, who perform vital jobs to ensure passenger safety, will not be tolerated."

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