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American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix after passengers fight over racial slur

American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix after passengers fight over racial slur

American Airlines Boeing 787-9 takes off from Los Angeles international Airport, California on January 13, 2021.
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Flight 776 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles had to be diverted to Phoenix.




Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, were asked to stop using a slur by another passenger.




Both women were charged with disorderly conduct and Pichardo also faced an additional assault charge.




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An American Airlines flight was diverted after two women got into a fight with another passenger over their use of a racial slur.Flight 776 between Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and Los Angeles had to be diverted to Phoenix on Wednesday due to the incident. Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, were asked to stop using the term by another passenger, according to Phoenix Police. In a statement seen by NBC News, Sgt. Mercedes Fortune of Phoenix Police said: Kelly Pichardo became upset and allegedly spat at the male passenger who had asked her to stop using that language,"
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