News Release: Associated Press
September 2, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach was diverted and a combative woman removed because of a passenger dispute over a reclining seat.
But 32-year-old Amy Fine of Boca Raton tells authorities she wasn't aggressive, just emotional over the death of her two dogs, on the Monday night flight.
According to an airport authority report, Fine was resting her head on her tray table when the passenger ahead of her reclined the seat. It hit Fine's head, and witnesses say the two passengers began arguing. The flight was diverted to Jacksonville.
The report says Fine wasn't arrested and was allowed to go home in a rental car. The flight continued to West Palm Beach.
Fine didn't return a message on her cellphone seeking comment Tuesday.