Misbehaving on a plane can cost you big money! A disruptive, unruly airline passenger who sparked a major incident after attempting to open an emergency exit mid-flight and causing two RAF jets to escort the plane back to the airport has been hit with a massive bill. Jet2 airline has accused Chloe Haines of “aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior” on a flight and has sent her a huge bill of 85,000 pounds.
Jet2 Passenger Accused of Disruptive Behavior
Chloe Haines, 25, was travelling with her wheelchair-bound grandmother on Airbus 321 bound for Dalaman, Turkey when she was restrained for her disruptive behavior. The Costa Coffee worker from Maidenhead, tried to storm the cockpit screaming “I’m going to kill everyone” during the mid-air rampage.
And while she apparently sent one attendant “flying across the plane”, Chloe sparked a hijack alert by allegedly trying to open the emergency exit door mid-flight. Many people living near Stansted rang the police to report a loud noise they thought could be an explosion when the RAF Typhoons came in the scene. Two RAF jets were scrambled to escort the Turkey-bound flight back to Stansted amidst fears of a possible hijacking. The fighter jets created a sonic boom heard for miles around as they raced to intercept the plane.
After landing, Chloe was taken into custody. Chloe Haines was arrested on suspicion of assault and endangering an aircraft after shaken passengers claimed she screamed “I’m going to kill everyone” during the mid-air rampage. She was given a life-time ban by Jet2 and handed the eye-watering £85,000 bill.
Jet2 Fines £85,000 and Bans for Life
The airline has accused Chloe of severe misbehavior. It has fined her £85,000 and banned her for life. While the airline would utilize the enormous bill to cover operating costs, airport charges and passenger welfare costs, it will vigorously pursue to recover the costs that was incurred as a result of this divert. Perhaps, Chloe Haines’ behaviour has been one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behaviour that Jet2 had ever experienced.
Chloe Haines is a Costa worker from Maidenhead, Berkshire. She had a drink-drive ban and was convicted of a drink driving offence just two weeks before the Jet2 incident. On June 4, she was banned from the road for 28 months after drink-driving and ordered to pay £170 court costs. Also Chloe was given a series of community orders for three assaults and fined £450 at Slough Magistrates’ Court. While Miss Haines had already faced problems with drinking, her co-passengers were worried that the girl’s disruptive behavior could put her in prison face a hefty fine.