A 41-year-old woman who refused to wear a face mask on a flight from Mexico to Germany last year was fined €2.350 by the Frankfurt district court. However, the passenger did not appear at her trial.
The machine was on its way from Mexico to Munich in April of the previous year. During the flight, the lady refused to wear a mouth and nose protector. At that time you risked being thrown out of the machine. The captain decided to make an unscheduled stopover in Frankfurt am Main in order to hand over the passenger to the executive.
It wasn't the fact that she didn't wear a mask that drove up the sentence, but the fact that she put up massive resistance to the federal police. The woman is said to have refused to get off the plane, including assaulting law enforcement officials. However, they were able to take the woman away. The flight then continued.
It was a so-called mandate procedure. This means that the public prosecutor's office has served a penalty order and an appeal has been lodged against it. Then there is a court hearing. However, since the woman did not appear at her trial, the district court confirmed the penalty order in absentia. A fine of 90 daily rates was imposed, a total of 2.350 euros. Any claims for damages by the airline are not taken into account, as these must be sued in civil courts.