Passenger, 26, who ‘tried to storm cockpit of Jet2 flight forcing emergency landing’ charged with assault

Passenger, 26, who ‘tried to storm cockpit of Jet2 flight forcing emergency landing’ charged with assault

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A PASSENGER who allegedly tried to storm the cockpit of a Jet2 flight has been charged with assault.

Chloe Haines, 26, will appear in court later this month accused of causing the mid-air panic, Essex Police said.

Chloe Haines, 25, was arrested after allegedly starting to scream on a Jet2 flight bound for Turkey
Chloe Haines, 26, has been charged with assault after allegedly trying to storm the cabin of a Jet2 flight bound for Turkey
She was restrained after allegedly threatening to kill passengers
Chloe Haines was pictured lying in the aisle of the cabin after allegedly being restrained by passengers and crew

The pilot of the June 22 flight to Dalaman was forced to return to Stansted Airport after a hijack alert.

An RAF fighter response also responded to the mayday call – causing a sonic boom over the area.

Two RAF Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Coningsby, Lincs, to intercept the Airbus 321 – which was packed with Brit holidaymakers.

Photos showed Haines lying down in the aisle of the plane’s cabin before she was arrested on the Stansted runway.

She allegedly had to be restrained by passengers and crew, witnesses claimed.

Jet2 later fined Haines £85,000 and banned her from flying with the airline for life.


UK-bound passengers waiting for the return flight in Dalaman had to stay there overnight and return to the airport the next day.

Haines, of High Wycombe, Bucks, is also charged with “recklessly acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or persons inside”.

She will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on October 29.

A woman was escorted off a Jet2 flight by authorities after allegedly 'storming the cockpit'
A woman was escorted off a Jet2 flight by authorities after allegedly ‘rushing the cockpit’
Amy Varol
This flight map shows how the Jet2 flight turned around about 45minutes after takeoff
A flight tracker shows how the Jet2 plane turned back over the North Sea and returned to Stansted
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