Catherine Mayo, 59, Who caused Turmoil on United Flight 923 Sent to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Mental Hospital


Catherine Mayo, 59, of Braintree, VT who’s bizarre actions on August 17, 2006 caused United Flight 923 from London-to-Washington to be diverted was sent to the mental hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A woman whose actions aboard a London-to-Washington flight provoked a security scare will be held indefinitely at a residential mental health facility in New Hampshire, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Catherine Mayo, 59, of Braintree, Vt., has been in federal custody since Aug. 17, when United Flight 923 was diverted to Boston after Mayo urinated on the floor of the cabin and made statements that the pilot and crew believed were references to al-Qaida and the Sept. 11 attacks.


Ok, so Catherine Mayo is not a terrorist. Are they going to be checking for sanity at the airport gates now? Seems like this may be the proper place for Catherine Mayo. Get a load of this …

During a break, as her lawyer was explaining the conditions of her detention, Mayo repeatedly interrupted her and said: “I did not commit any criminal act. I am not responsible for the federal government arresting me.”

Mayo was to be held at the facility until her doctors determine it is safe for her to leave. At that time, her travel would be restricted to New Hampshire, her home state of Vermont and Massachusetts, if she has meetings with her lawyer. She would be subject to arrest if she leaves the center before treatment is finished.

Posted September 5, 2006 by
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