Saturday, May 02, 2009

Woman accused of bid to bite flight crew

A British woman accused of downing prescription drugs, two or three bottles of wine and liquid soap from a London-bound jetliner's lavatory before scuffling with flight attendants will remain in jail in Maine over the weekend.

Prosecutors say Galina Rusanova punched and kicked attendants on the Chicago-based United Airlines flight. They say she snapped "like a dog" while trying to bite one.

The FBI says the Russian-born London resident had gone to Los Angeles to visit a man she met over the Internet and was returning on Wednesday when her flight was diverted to Bangor.

Rusanova appeared in court there Friday. She has a detention hearing on Monday in U.S. District Court, where she's charged with assault and interference with a flight crew.

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