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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

California Woman Charged With Interference With A Flight Crew

PHILADELPHIA - Jamie Lynne Combs, 35, of McKinleyville, California, was charged today by Indictment with interference with flight crew members and attendants and possession of a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on March 18, 2016 while flying on United Airlines Flight Number 384, traveling from San Francisco California to Philadelphia, Combs assaulted and intimidated several United Airlines flight attendants and interfered with their performance and duties.  It is further alleged that following her arrest at the Philadelphia International Airport, Combs was found to be in possession of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance. 

If convicted, Combs faces a substantial period of imprisonment, a possible fine, a special assessment and a period of supervised release. 

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Floyd J. Miller.


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

Updated April 14, 2016