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Woman Jailed For Trying To Open Plane Door During Flight

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A woman from the United Kingdom who tried to open a passenger plane door during flight has been jailed for two years.

A woman identified as Chloe Haines, 26, from High Wycombe, tried to open the plane door, she also scratched a crew member as she lunged at the door shouting “I’m going to kill you all,” the court heard.

Two RAF fighter jets rushed to escort the plane back to Stansted Airport, causing a sonic boom across Essex.

Haines, who pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of a passenger plane and assault by beating was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The incident took place on a Jet2 flight with 206 people aboard, heading to Dalaman in Turkey on 22 June, 2019.

Haines’ barrister Oliver Saxby QC described her as “a troubled young person with a number of serious issues”.

She had been given a community order for similar offences involving alcohol and a loss of control 17 days before the incident, the court heard.

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