A woman who stormed a cockpit while yelling “I’ll kill you all!” – forcing two fighter jets to intercept the Turkey-bound flight — has been slapped with a $105,000 airline bill, according to reports.
Chloe Haines, 25, was accused by British airline Jet2 of a “catalog of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior,” including “attempting to open the aircraft doors,” aboard the London-to-Dalaman flight, CNN reported.
The sky-high bill was to cover “operating costs, airport charges and passenger welfare costs” after some were put up in hotels, the UK’s Sun reported.
Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy said the company will “vigorously pursue” the costs.
“Miss Haines’ behavior was one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behavior that we have experienced,” he told the news outlet in a statement, adding that she has been banned for life.
“She must now face up to the consequences of her actions, and we will vigorously pursue to recover the costs that we incurred as a result of this divert, as we do with all disruptive passengers.”
Two RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled to intercept the Airbus A321 on June 22 and guide it back to London Stansted Airport, where the woman was arrested after she was restrained aboard by fellow passengers.
Haines, a Costa Coffee worker who was traveling with her wheelchair-bound grandmother, sparked a hijack alert when she tried to open an emergency exit door, The Sun reported.
Steven Brown, 58, a former bouncer who tackled the unhinged woman, said she kicked, punched and screamed at the flight attendants
“She was only petite but she had the strength of a fully grown man. The only time I’ve seen anything like that was when someone had just dropped acid, she had super strength,” he said, according to The Sun.
Amy Varol, who sat two rows behind Haines, said: “The woman was walking down the aisle when she literally ran to the exit door. She had her hands on the handle trying to open it.
“Luckily there were two cabin crew there who pulled her off the door. She started assaulting the two crew members, a woman and a man,” she added.
“A big guy then literally threw her down to the floor and there was one person holding one arm and another person holding the other,” she said. “Then a man sat on her and one person was holding her leg and someone else holding the other one.
“That’s when she started screaming ‘get off me, I’m going to kill everyone!’”
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