UK News:Air rage passenger who tried to open plane door pleads guilty

Chloe Haines assaulted a member of cabin crew and had to be restrained by staff

A RAGING Jet2 passenger who stormed the cockpit screaming “I’m going to kill everyone” as she tried to open the plane door has today pleaded guilty earlier in court today.

Chloe Haines, 26, assaulted a member of cabin crew and had to be restrained by staff and terrified passengers on the flight from Stansted to Turkey. Two RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled to intercept the Airbus 321 around 45 minutes into its flight after Haines went berserk.

The Costa worker went for the exit door – causing the flight to turn around and head back to Stansted. Haines today admitted at Chelmsford Crown Court to endangering the safety of an aircraft and assault by beating.

She denied a charge of drunkenness on an aircraft despite there being “no question that she was drunk” but it was left to lie on file. Haines was travelling with her wheelchair-bound grandmother when she flew into a rage during the flight in June this year.

One former bouncer tackled her to the ground after she sent a cabin crew worker “flying across the plane”. Dramatic photos showed Haines lying down in the aisle before she was arrested on suspicion of assault and endangering an aircraft.

She was also slapped with a bill for £85,000 by Jet2.

Haines, from High Wycombe, Bucks, was bailed to appear at the same court on January 24 for sentencing.


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Tony Noble

Tony Noble is a licensed Lay Minister in the Anglican chaplaincy of Costa Almeria and Costa Calida. Telephone - 711 043 859 - [email protected]


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