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US woman pleads guilty to beating up flight attendant in mask dispute

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Los Angeles (AFP) – A California woman has pleaded guilty to punching a flight attendant in the face — bruising her and chipping three of her teeth — during an argument over mask wearing and other air safety requirements. Vyvianna Quinonez, a 28 year old resident of Sacramento, had initially claimed she was acting in self-defense, before accepting Wednesday the federal charge of “interference” of a flight, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The incident took place on May 23, when Quinonez’s Southwest flight began its descent into Sacramento, according …

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