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Woman Hit With 6-Figure Bill Over Plane Behavior

Jet2 accuses Chloe Haines of a 'catalog of aggressive, abusive, dangerous behavior'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2019 8:34 AM CDT
The plane was diverted back to Stansted.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A sonic boom created by two Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters who rushed to a Jet2 plane in June alarmed Londoners. Now, a second boom, in the form of a $105,000 bill handed to the woman who triggered that response. CNN reports Chloe Haines has also been banned for life from the airline over her actions on the flight from London Stansted Airport to Dalaman, Turkey. The 25-year-old is accused of trying to open the plane's doors while in air, and that's just part of what the British airline says was a "catalog of aggressive, abusive, and dangerous behavior" that ended with the crew and fellow passengers restraining her and the flight being diverted back to London Stansted with that RAF escort.

"She had six people sitting on her," a passenger said after the flight, with Metro noting she allegedly threatened to "kill everyone"; others said it was clear she was intoxicated. The CEO of Jet2.com said in a statement, "We hope that this sobering incident, with its very serious consequences, provides a stark warning to others who think that they can behave in this fashion." As far as serious consequences go, the Sun reports Haines may potentially suffer others: Essex Police confirmed Haines was arrested on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage, and endangering an aircraft; she is currently out on bail. (Passengers had to subdue this man in June.)

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