2-year Prison Sentence To The Passenger Trying To Open The Door During Dalaman Flight
2-year Prison Sentence To The Passenger Trying To Open The Door During Dalaman Flight A British passenger who tried to open the door during a flight on a flight from London to Dalaman in the UK has been jailed for two years.
During the incident last June, the pilot sent a hijacking signal to the tower and the Jet2 Airlines Airbus A321 had returned to London, accompanied by two fighter jets, 45 minutes after takeoff.
The 26-year-old passenger, named Chloe Haines, who Jet2 airlines fined £ 85k and imposed a lifetime flight ban, appeared before a judge in Chelmsford yesterday.
He risked passengers’ lives
Haines, who was said to be alcoholic and was barely restrained by cabin attendants and passengers during the flight, risked the lives of 206 passengers, the prosecutor said.
Her lawyer also stated that Haines, who had previously admitted to the charges, did not drink alcohol after that incident and attended therapy sessions to recover from addiction.
“Some people have experienced the nightmare of their lives because of the behavior of a drunk person,” the judge said in explaining his decision.
Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy had said this was the most serious incident they had ever witnessed on their flight.