A Delta Airlines passenger was arrested on charges of spilling coffee on people on a flight from London to Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday and physically assaulting an air marshal.
According to court records against Sarah Maria Beach, 45 – a US citizen living in London who also bore the name Sarah Cullum – the defendant interrupted a delta flight when she was in the air by putting the drink on her fellow travelers distributed, reported SF Gate.
"Eventually she got up and she drank coffee and she literally threw the whole thing, not the cup, the coffee, and it fell to the ceiling, it went down the walls," Martin Nicholls, a passenger on a plane said. "It probably went over six or seven passengers, some, almost, to the other side of the plane."
Beach was also accused of walking up and down the aisle while overturning a beverage cart
"It's literally over [of the aisle] and I mean, she's just a little woman, really," said Nicholls. "Everyone gets very worried because, I thought we're about 30 feet above the sea, what if she tried to open the door?"
Eventually she was taken to the back of the plane by some flight attendants and an air marshal. Beach was made to sit next to the Air Marshal and she seemed "at first calm". [1
However, after escorting the accused into the bathroom twice without incident, the Marshal became the third time attacked by Beach on the way to the bathroom. She jumped on his back and tried to stifle him by grabbing "head, neck and arms" jaw line.
A second air marshal had to meddle in order to pull her away from the first cused was handcuffed for the rest of the journey.It was not immediately clear what provoked her.Nicholls said he had spoken to Beach and confessed to her "have a lot in their lives," but gave no further details.
Beach appeared on Friday in court and was asked by the judge to mentally engage evaluation.Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office said she could spend a year in jail if convicted of an offense
In March, Delta Airlines was sued by a passenger who claimed to have been fumbled during an international flight a cold shoulder over the incident.  Allison Dvaladze said she was sleeping on a night flight from Seattle to Amsterdam in April 2016, when a man sitting next to her repeatedly grabbed her lap Having shouted, she got up from her seat and ran to the back of the plane, only to be told by one of the flight crew members, "Let it roll off your back."
Due to lack of support and action by the Flight crew told Dvaladze that she decided to pay close attention to airstrikes.
"Many airlines do not want to be identified as the airline that has the problem," said Dvaladze. "This is not an airline-specific problem, but an industry-wide problem."