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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 7, 2014

California Man Charged With Interfering With Flight Crew

Robert Coppack, of LaVerne, California, was charged today by information with interference with a flight crew, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The Information alleges that from May 13, 2014, to May 14, 2014, Coppack intimidated and assaulted flight crew members and flight attendants on a US Airways flight traveling from Philadelphia to London, and interfered with their duties and performance.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years of imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah L. Grieb.

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An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014