FBI arrests Delta woman passenger for attacking man while on flight.

Patricia Cornwall was flying from Tampa to Atlanta on Thursday when the incident occurred. Other passengers and crew were also injured in the melee. Cornwall was on a Thursday flight from Tampa to Atlanta when the altercation took place. Despite being beaten up by the man (who claimed he was 80) for not wearing his mask during the long and violent confrontation. 

After he refused to wear his mask, Cornwall began hitting and scratching at him.

After a brief, violent exchange, the flight attendants escorted her to the rear of the aircraft and she was taken into custody by Atlanta police at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

We don’t know how many of the passengers or flight crew were hurt.  

Delta passenger Patricia Cornwall was captured getting into a violent altercation with a man on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta on Thursday after he refused to put his mask up

Patricia Cornwall, a Delta passenger was caught in a fight with an Atlanta man while flying from Tampa to Atlanta. He refused to remove his mask.

The older male passenger had been eating at the time when he was approached by Cornwall who told him to 'mask up'

Cornwall approached an older passenger, who had just finished eating and told him to “mask up”. 

Cornwall was captured hitting and scratching the passenger during the altercation

Cornwall was caught hitting and scratching a passenger in the altercation.

ATL Uncensored captured Cornwall angrily confronting the man over his inability to wear his mask while he was eating.

‘Put your f***ing mask on,’ Cornwall tells the man as the pair continue to go back and forth with another.

After continuously refusing to comply with her demands, Cornwall then aggressively tells him ‘stand your a** up!’

“Sit down Karen!” He shouts as he approaches the combative pair to try to calm them down.

As she continues to bark at him repeatedly, she demands that he mask up and help her.

As Cornwall continues to ask them to remove her mask, a male member of the flight crew demands that he too do so.

‘You put your mask down b**ch’ the man responds as her mask is seen lowered below her chin. 

‘Did you call me a b**ch?’ As she approaches him, she questions his sexiness.

 After he responds ‘Yes I did’ she is then seen smacking and scratching him in the face.

The man said, “Now you’re going into jail.” ‘That’s assault.’

The pair had gotten aggressive over the course of the fight as they shouted expletives at one another

As they exclaimed expletives at each other, the pair became increasingly aggressive throughout the fight.

Cornwall also spit on the man as flight crew members attempted to pull her away

As flight crew tried to take her away, Cornwall also spat on him 

As a female flight attendant pulls Cornwall away, the pair keep shouting expletives at one another.

The attendant, along with other crew members, attempts to get her back on board.

She asks the flight crew to help her get her mask off, as it is still under her chin.

“I’ll put my mask on when you take yours off!” She screams in anger before she is escorted off by the flight crew and other passengers.

After passengers had informed the police about Cornwall’s actions during flight, Cornwall was taken into custody by the police upon her arrival.

The local police station took her into custody. 

Delta issued a statement to DailyMail.com stating that Flight 2790 was stopped by police because of customer disorder.

“Situations similar to these are rare among the vast majority our customers. Delta does not tolerate unruly behavior in our airports or aboard our aircraft.

Cornwall repeatedly demanded that flight crew members force the male passenger to put his mask up

Cornwall insisted on forcing male flight attendants to take off their masks.

Despite her demands, she was also reminded to pull her own mask up as it remained below her chin during most of the fight

However, her request was ignored and she was told to remove her mask as it rested below her neck during the majority of the fight.

Delta requires that a face mask be worn on all flights, except for when you are eating, drinking or taking medication.

A mask should not be worn below the nose or mouth for too long. It must be properly put on between bites.

It is acceptable to remove it for an emergency, or medical exemption.

The flight incident occurred after Dr Anthony Fauci said that it was not something he would recommend to US tourists. This is due in part to recent increases in mask-related cases as well as the Omicron version. 

 ‘We want to make sure people keep their masks on. Fauci stated that the notion of taking off masks is not something Fauci believes we should be contemplating.

Fauci suggested that there might be a mandatory vaccine for travel by air as an additional safety measure.  

He said that requiring a vaccine to be present for someone to board a plane was just one way to encourage people to get vaccinated. 

“So, I meant that any way to get more people vaccinated would have been appreciated. Concerning the spreading of the virus, however, I feel that if people look at the masks and the filters on the planes they use, it is reasonably safe.

Over the weekend, thousands of Omicron flights were cancelled or delayed. This left many passengers stuck at airports across the country.      

Delta's mask policy only allows masks to be below the chin for eating, drinking and taking oral medication but must be put on properly between bites and sips

Delta allows only one type of mask: the below-the-chin mask for oral medicine, food and drinking. But it must be worn properly in between bites.

This incident comes during the surge of COVID cases and the presence of the Omicron variant which saw thousands of flights cancelled over the holiday weekend

This comes amid a surge in COVID and Omicron cases which led to thousands of cancelled flights over the holiday weekend