Woman admits attempting to open plane door mid-flight

PUBLISHED: 09:01 24 December 2019

Chelmsford Crown Court.

Chelmsford Crown Court.

Archant

A woman has admitted trying to open a plane door mid-flight this summer.

Chloe Haines, 26, of Station Road in Loudwater, High Wycombe, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, and pleaded guilty to recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or people within. She also entered a guilty plea for one count of assault by beating.

Haines was a passenger on a Jet2 flight to Dalaman on the evening of Saturday, June 22, when she became verbally abusive to passengers and members of staff on board the aircraft. She then attempted to open the emergency exit doors and had to be restrained by other passengers and staff members.

Her actions forced the plane to land at Stansted Airport that evening.

Haines will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday, January 24.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Saffron Walden Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter