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Court documents: man arrested on inter-island flight punched flight attendant twice for no apparent reason – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-25 01:06:03 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — A man who caused a turmoil on an inter-island Hawaiian Airlines flight hit a flight attendant twice, And there is no obvious reason. That is according to court documents. Stephen Sloan was charged with assaulting and interfering with flight crew.

A new cell phone video obtained by KHON2 shows Sloan reacting calmly when the Deputy Sheriff arrested him Thursday morning. However, court documents did not mean that he hit a man’s escort in his chest as he walked down the aisle on his way from Honolulu to Hilo.

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“Punch explained that it was shocking and unexpected, and he half thought it was a joke,” said the flight attendant.

Then he asked Sloan if he was okay, and Sloan was going to get up and hit him, so a court document told the flight attendant: Punch on the left side behind his head, near his ears. “

According to records, shortly thereafter, “the sloan was reattached and behaved as if nothing had happened.”

Another later that day Hawaiian Airlines flights to Seattle forced to return to Honolulu.. Twice instead of once. Passengers say that for the first time female passengers do not want to wear masks. Witnesses say the woman first began yelling at the couple sitting next to her.

“A sort of talking loud and repeating the same thing over and over,” said a witness who didn’t want to be identified. “Something about not messing with her, something that didn’t make much sense.”

Witnesses say the flight attendants moved the couple and asked the woman to wear a mask. She repeatedly refused. So the plane returned to Honolulu, where the woman was detained. According to the FAA, interference with crew members violates federal law and can result in fines of up to $ 37,000.

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When the flight took off for the second time, authorities say there was a mechanical problem with the cargo hold. Two dogs were being transported in the cargo hold. So it turned back again before finally leaving and landing safely in Seattle.

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