A woman who allegedly brought on two fighter jets to be scrambled to escort an airplane she was traveling on has received an £85,000 ($106,000) bill amount by the airline.
In an explanation posted on its website, Jet2 stated 25-year-old Chloe Haines had tried to open the door of an airplane midway between London’s Stansted Airport and Dalaman in Turkey.
The purported incident on June 22 led to passengers and crew restraining Haines while pilots rerouted the plane back to Stansted. The airline accused Haines of “a catalog of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior.”
According to one media report, an individual passenger mentioned that Haines then screamed: “get off me. I’m going to kill everyone.”
Jet2, which suggested it has also banned Haines for life, stated the U.K. Royal Air Force scrambled two Storm fighters to escort the aircraft. Jet2 added that the jet fighters brought about a sonic increase in their rush to accompany the airplane.
In its statement, Jet2 included that airport police boarded at Stansted to arrest Haines on a hunch of assault and to endanger an aircraft.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays organization, said Wednesday that the airline would “vigorously pursue to recover the costs that we incurred as a result of this divert, as we do with all disruptive passengers.”