FOUR MONTHS IN JAIL
Posted on 09/14/2015 | About Fort Worth, Texas
A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to four months in prison for disrupting a Southwest Airlines flight and forcing an unscheduled landing in Amarillo. Zachary Marshall Ziba was sentenced last week in federal court in Amarillo.
Ziba in June was convicted of interfering with a flight crew over the Jan. 18 incident on a trip from Denver to Dallas. Prosecutors say Ziba became disruptive, intimidated a flight attendant and used profanities. The jet diverted to Amarillo, where Ziba was removed. An attorney for Ziba has said his client was intoxicated and arguing with a friend but never threatened or touched a flight attendant who reported the incident to the captain.