N.J. man owes airline $98K for unruly behavior that forced flight to land

By Spencer Kent skent@njadvancemedia.com|

A New Jersey man convicted of unruly behavior on a Hawaiian Airlines flight last year that was so disruptive that it led the pilot to turn the plane around and land in Honolulu was ordered Monday to pay the airline $97,817, according to a report.

A federal judge ruled James August must compensate Hawaiian Airlines for the cost of the fuel, crews, maintenance, landing fees and restocking the aircraft for a replacement flight, according to a report on StarAdvertiser.com.

August, however, was not ordered to pay restitution for the $46,900 in meal vouchers Hawaiian Airlines gave to passengers on two flights delayed by the incident, the report said.

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Source: NJ.com

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.