Annoyed by a baby that would not stop crying, a senior citizen allegedly kicked him in the face during an Avianca flight to Barcelona then defended her action based upon on her age.
Report: Baby Kicked In Face On Avianca Flight To Barcelona By Elderly Woman Who Smugly Defended Her Action Onboard
According to multiple Spanish language reports, the following occurred:
- The incident took place on Avianca flight AV18 from Bogota (BOG) to Barcelona (BNC) on Saturday, February 5 operated by a Boeing 787-8
- A mother was traveling with her one-year-old son and the baby was quite restless onboard
- Another passenger suggested that the baby crawl around a bit
- Desparate for him to calm down, the mother agreed and let the child crawl down the aisle
- A few rows back, an “elderly” woman allegedly deliberately reached out her leg and kicked the baby in the face, breaking his lip
- This was witnessed by a flight attendant and another passenger
- The mother took the baby into the lavatory to clean him up, but did not take pictures of the baby’s condition
- A flight attendant confronted the elderly woman, who unrepentantly said she was desperate over the nonstop crying and “as an older person” did not have to put up with it
- The Spanish National Police Corps were called and met the flight in Barcelona
- On February 9th, the mother appeared in court to state her allegation against the older woman
- An Avianca flight attendant and other passenger who witnessed the event did not show up
- The elderly woman and her attorney denied the event ever happened
- As a result, the hearing was adjourned to May
- Avianca later said in a statement, below, that it would provide the flight attendant for the future hearing and fully cooperate with the investigation
An allegation has been made with at least two witnesses that an old woman kicked a baby onboard after she could no longer tolerate his crying. The defendant denies she did anything at all.
The whole incident makes my stomach sick. If this woman is guilty of deliberately kicking a one-year-old in the face, I hope she spends the rest of her life in jail.
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