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Reclining-Seat Ruckus: Passenger Charged After Miami-Paris Jet Diverts

An American Airlines passenger who allegedly was upset when the seat in front of him reclined is charged with interfering with the flight crew.

A passenger on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris that was diverted to Boston was charged Friday in federal court with interfering with flight crew members. Prosecutors say Paris resident Edmund Alexandre became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him on the Wednesday flight. It's the second such incident in the U.S. this week.

Flight 62, which took off from Miami at 6.40 p.m. ET, landed about 10 p.m. at Boston’s Logan Airport, where the passenger was “removed from the plane” and handed over to local authorities, the airline said in a statement. The man was accused of lunging at a flight attendant, according to NBC station WHDH of Boston. The flight later continued to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.


— Alastair Jamieson