A passenger who allegedly stormed the cockpit of a Jet2 plane and shouted, "I'll kill everyone," was beaten by the airline with a £ 85,000 bill.
Chloe Haines, 25, was kidnapped 45 minutes after the flight from Stansted to Turkey and was accused of attempting to open one of the doors in mid-flight.
Witnesses said she "let a flight attendant fly over the plane" before she was held back by passengers and arrested by the police when the flight landed at the airport again.
In the incident, two RAF typhoon fighters intercepted the plane via Essex and led it back to Stansted. The jets produced a sound bang that could be heard for miles.
Now Jet2 has confirmed today that it has charged the Costa Express employee £ 85,000 for the "extremely disturbing behavior" and that she "has to face the consequences of her actions" while giving her a lifelong ban.
25-year-old Chloe Haines was charged a £ 85,000 bill last month by Jet2 for an aviation rage on a flight from Stansted to Turkey
Passengers were forced to detain Haines on board the flight after allegedly attempting to storm the cockpit and ordered the RAF to send a pair of Typhoon fighter jets to be safely returned to Stansted
Managing Director Steve Heapy said: "The behavior of" Miss Haines "was one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behavior that we have experienced.
"It now has to face the consequences of what it does, and we will make every effort to cover the costs we incurred as a result of this diversion, as we do with all disruptive passengers.
"As a family-friendly airline, we take an absolutely tolerance-free approach to disruptive behavior and hope that this sobering incident, with its very serious consequences, is a clear warning to others who believe they can act in this way."
Haines of Maidenhead, Berkshire, was arrested on suspicion of attacking and being at risk of an aircraft, and Mr. Heapy confirmed that Jet2 is assisting the police in the investigation.
Steven Brown (pictured), 58, who was on the flight from Stansted to Turkey on Saturday, told how he held the 25-year-old woman down when she "threatened to open the plane's emergency exit to 30,000 feet".
The RAF sent two Typhoon aircraft (file image) to intercept the flight, causing a sonic boom to be heard for miles
She has been an operations assistant at Costa Express since 2017 and attended Newland Girls’s School in Maidenhead.
Previously, it was known that she had been banished from the street for 28 months due to drunk driving just two weeks before the incident.
How Jet2 is able to charge "disruptive passengers" for £ 85,000
Jet2 confirmed today that they will charge passenger Chloe Haines £ 85,000 for their "extremely disturbing behavior" on a flight last month.
You charged her the amount that would cover the cost of wasted fuel, diversions, and delays after the flight from Stansted to Turkey had to be reversed and returned to the airport by two RAF typhoons.
If Haines does not pay the money, Jet2 can pursue the lawsuit before the civil courts, although the airline has not yet confirmed whether this is the case.
Meanwhile, Haines is still facing a criminal investigation into the incident that was arrested by the Essex Police.
She was arrested on suspicion of being attacked and endangered by an aircraft and released on bail until August 21.
The police have not yet charged her with a crime, but she could be on trial to defend her actions.
She also ordered the community for three attacks and was fined £ 450 on Slough Magistrates’s Court.
Witness Steven Brown from Romford, London, told the sun about the incident: “She raced to the front of the plane and threw a stewardess from one side of the aisle to the other. Another clung to her but lost hold and the woman ran to the door.
She hit, kicked, and yelled at the stewards trying to stop them, but they had no chance.
& # 39; She was only small, but she had the strength of an adult male. The only time I saw anything like this was when someone had just dropped acid, it was super powerful. & # 39;
Mr. Brown was assisted by other passengers and crew who held Haines to the ground while the plane was returning to Stansted at around 5 p.m.
Passengers on board the plane said the woman tried to run in front of the plane and storm the cockpit.
Jet 2 said in a statement: “We are now working with the relevant authorities to assist in their investigation and we will not hesitate to initiate law enforcement.
& # 39; We have been showing for years how serious the consequences of disruptive passenger behavior can be.
& # 39; These ramifications include heavy fines, life bans and lawsuits.
Essex police confirmed that they arrested the 25-year-old woman after the Jet 2 plane returned to Stansted at around 5 p.m. The passenger plane was brought back to Essex Airport by two RAF jets
"This now also means that the authorities have to confuse fighter jets to escort commercial aircraft. This is proof that this behavior must stop now."
Police across Essex received numerous 999 calls reporting an explosion after the sonic boom.
The incident caused delays of up to half an hour at Stansted Airport, with several planes being forced to stop until the all-clear.
The Jet 2 flight between Stansted and Dalaman in Turkey left Essex Airport shortly after 4:50 p.m.
It had to turn around at 5.15 p.m. shortly before reaching the Dutch coast.
The jet was then intercepted by the two RAF jets and returned to Stansted, where it landed at 5.49 p.m.
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