A piece published two days ago in The Times:
An airline has billed a passenger £85,000 for allegedly storming the cockpit of a jet that had to be escorted back to Stansted Airport by RAF Typhoon fighters.
Chloe Haines, 25, was said to have tried to open the cockpit door 45 minutes into a Jet2 flight to Turkey. She allegedly sent an attendant “flying across the plane” before she was restrained.
Steven Brown, 58, a passenger, told The Sun: “She was punching, kicking and screaming at the stewards. They were trying to stop her but they had no chance. It was like she was possessed.” On landing at Stansted the woman, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, was arrested on suspicion of assault and endangering an aircraft.
The airline issued a statement saying that Ms Haines, who has been banned from the airline for life, “must face up to the consequences of her actions”.
Steve Heapy, the chief executive of Jet 2, said: “We will vigorously pursue to recover the costs that we incurred as a result of this divert, as we do with all disruptive passengers. We take a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour, and we hope that this incident provides a stark warning to others.”
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