BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says New York City man whose drunken behavior forced a passenger jet bound for Chicago to land in Buffalo has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
Prosecutors say 35-year-old Elvir Ardolic, of Staten Island, was intoxicated when he got onto the JetBlue flight at New York's Kennedy Airport on June 23.
They say he became disruptive when the crew refused to serve him more alcohol.
The plane had to make an unscheduled stop in Buffalo so Ardolic could be taken off.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul says Ardolic pleaded guilty Friday to entering an aircraft in violation of security requirements.
That's punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of $100,000. Sentencing is set for Feb. 20.