JetBlueflight emergency lands due to rowdy passenger

  • Robin Ducore, 30, was on the JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic to New York back in July
  • Flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Washington DC after Ducore allegedly drunkenly lashed out at the crew
  • She was charged with interfering with flight crew members and is due to face court in Virginia this week
  • Witnesses told police that she drank four glasses of white wine in 90 minutes
  • She is accused of flirtatiously touching the head of the man sitting next to her before throwing food and water across the plane
  • Ducore was restrained by the flight attendants but broke out of the 'flexcuffs'
  • Her lawyer argues that she was intoxicated prior to boarding the flight  and will question why she was still served alcohol

By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:14 EST, 12 February 2018 | Updated: 21:40 EST, 12 February 2018

A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a drunk woman allegedly fondled a male passenger's head, threw food and broke free from handcuffs during the flight.

Robin Ducore, 30, was on board the flight from the Dominican Republic to New York back in July when she allegedly drank four glasses of wine before drunkenly lashing out at the crew.

She was charged with interfering with flight crew members and attendants after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Washington DC. 

Ducore, who is believed to work in merchandising for Cartier, is due to face court in Virginia this week.

The 30-year-old was charged with interfering with flight crew members and is due to face court in Virginia this week
The 30-year-old was charged with interfering with flight crew members and is due to face court in Virginia this week
The 30-year-old was charged with interfering with flight crew members and is due to face court in Virginia this week
The 30-year-old was charged with interfering with flight crew members and is due to face court in Virginia this week

The 30-year-old was charged with interfering with flight crew members and is due to face court in Virginia this week

Witnesses told police that Ducore drank four glasses of white wine in about 90 minutes after getting on the plane, according to court documents.

A flight attendant refused to serve her more alcohol and told authorities that Ducore then grew increasingly loud and began to curse.

Ducore allegedly went on to flirtatiously touch the head of the man sitting next to her, court documents state.

When the flight attendant tried to give Ducore snacks and water to sober her up, she allegedly threw them across the aircraft. 

Ducore was placed into 'flexcuffs' in a bid to restrain her but allegedly broke out of them about five minutes later. 

She is accused of calling the flight attendant a 'f***ing a**hole' and kicking him in the leg. 

The JetBlue flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Washington DC. It had been en route from the Dominican Republic to New York in July last year (stock image)
The JetBlue flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Washington DC. It had been en route from the Dominican Republic to New York in July last year (stock image)

The JetBlue flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Washington DC. It had been en route from the Dominican Republic to New York in July last year (stock image)

Witnesses told police that Ducore drank four glasses of white wine in about 90 minutes after getting on the plane, according to court documents
Witnesses told police that Ducore drank four glasses of white wine in about 90 minutes after getting on the plane, according to court documents
Witnesses told police that Ducore drank four glasses of white wine in about 90 minutes after getting on the plane, according to court documents
Witnesses told police that Ducore drank four glasses of white wine in about 90 minutes after getting on the plane, according to court documents

Witnesses told police that Ducore drank four glasses of white wine in about 90 minutes after getting on the plane, according to court documents

'The flight crew made the decision to divert the aircraft to Washington Dulles International Airport due to a Level II security threat to the aircraft. A Level II security threat involves physically abusive behavior, such as pushing, kicking, hitting, or inappropriate touching,' the court documents state.

Ducore allegedly passed out for the last 20 minutes of the flight. 

Her defense attorney Nina J. Ginsberg says Ducore claims she was intoxicated prior to boarding the flight but was still allowed to consume four drinks.

Ginsberg will question why Ducore was allowed to board in such a state given it violates federal regulations.

'Airline personnel may not allow a person who appears intoxicated to board a flight and are similarly not permitted to serve a passenger alcohol who appears to be intoxicated,' Ginsberg said.

'The affidavit states she was served four drinks. Her credit card shows that she was charged for three drinks.' 

DailyMail.com contacted JetBlue but they would not comment.  

The plane landed at Dulles International Airport (above) after flight crew became concerned about her alleged drunken behavior
The plane landed at Dulles International Airport (above) after flight crew became concerned about her alleged drunken behavior

The plane landed at Dulles International Airport (above) after flight crew became concerned about her alleged drunken behavior


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