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Brian Hsu A 20-year-old Irvine man was federally charged with attacking a flight attendant aboard an American Airlines flight from New York to Orange County last week, forcing the plane to divert to Denver.
The passenger suspected of assaulting a flight attendant on AA Flight 976 from JFK to John Wayne Airport.
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Arrested and Charged
The United States Attorney’s Office reported Monday that Brian Hsu has been charged with interference with the flight crew and assault within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States.
Hsu is charged with assaulting the flight attendant on Wednesday aboard an American Airlines flight, which took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport and headed for John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana before it had to be diverted to the International Airport. Denver, prosecutors said.
During a brief court appearance in Santa Ana on Monday afternoon, US District Judge Autumn Spaeth set Hsu’s bond at $ 10,000. She was expected to post that and be released. He is expected in the next federal court in Denver on November 15.
Hsu was represented by Andrea Jacobs of the Office of the Federal Public Defender, but the defendant said that he intended to retain a private attorney in the future.
Spaeth restricted her travel to Rhode Island for unspecified medical care, Southern California and Denver. Hsu will need permission to travel elsewhere, but Jacobs indicated that he wants to go back to school in New York in the spring.
The attack occurred on the night of October 27 aboard American Airlines Flight 976 from John F. Kennedy Airport to John Wayne Airport.
According to an FBI affidavit in the case, Hsu was returning home after undergoing brain surgery when the conflict occurred on the flight.
The defendant’s mother, Julia Yu, declined to comment after the hearing. She was on the plane with him at the time and is a witness in the case.
Four witnesses told the FBI that the flight attendant told Hsu to stay away from the plane’s bathroom, prompting him to punch her in the face “with enough force to make her slam on the bathroom door,” alleged the FBI in an affidavit.
Another witness said it appeared that the defendant struck her in a way that she was “practiced or trained,” according to the document. Another witness “recalled that the victim said: ‘I have a broken nose’ after the strike.”
According to the affidavit, the flight attendant told an investigator that she was in the “center section of the kitchen of the plane when she felt something hit her on the head.” When she turned to see what had hit her, she saw the defendant and asked if she was okay, the investigator wrote in the document.
Hsu did not apologize and said that he needed to use the bathroom, the victim told the investigator. She told Hsu that he was busy and that because the “fasten your seat belt” sign was on, he had to get back in his seat, according to the document.
Hsu made a move to stretch again, but instead hit his head with his elbow, the victim told the FBI. That led her to adopt a “defensive posture with her arms outstretched in front of her and her hands held up from hers.”
Hsu backed away, but “then charged at her, waving her arms,” the victim told the investigator. Then another flight attendant rushed to intervene and Hsu backed off again, but when she attacked her again “he struck her in the face with the clenched fist of his right hand,” the victim said, according to the document.
The victim said she was “stunned and entered the first-class cabin where she met the chief flight attendant and reported the assault,” the FBI said.
An announcement was made for two men on the flight to help contain Hsu.
Another flight attendant told Hsu to sit down, which she eventually did, an FBI investigator said in the document.
Hsu was later immobilized with duct tape and “plastic ties,” according to the affidavit.
“Many witnesses commented on Hsu’s strange behavior before and after the incident,” the FBI said.
Officials from the Professional Flight Attendants Association union said the passenger got up from her seat and struck the flight attendant at least twice in the face in front of the galley because she had accidentally collided with him.
Denver International Airport
The plane then landed at Denver International Airport shortly after 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time Wednesday night. The flight attendant was treated at a Denver hospital for broken bones in her face, the union said.
American Airlines issued a statement at the time saying, “American Airlines does not tolerate acts of violence against members of our team.”
The airline announced that Hsu would no longer be allowed to fly on American.