Jet2 Passenger who tried to open aircraft doors on a flight hit with £85,000 fine

The plane was escorted to land at Stansted Airport in Essex Credit: ITV Anglia

A passenger who allegedly tried to open aircraft doors during a flight to Turkey has been sent an £85,000 bill by the airline, Jet 2.

Two RAF jets were scrambled to escort a plane that Chloe Haines was traveling on back to Stansted Airport.

Many in the region reported hearing a 'sonic boom' as the fighter planes broke the sound barrier on the day of the incident, June 22.

The 25-year-old is accused by Jet2 of a "catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour" and was said to have been restrained by both crew and customers while the two Typhoons from RAF Marham chaperoned the plane back to safety at Stansted.

Ms Haines, of Maidenhead in Berkshire, was arrested by Essex Police uponlanding on suspicion of assault, criminal damage and endangering an aircraft.

The force said previously she had been bailed until July 30.

Jet2 said in a statement she has been hit with both an £85,000 bill and a lifetime ban from the airline.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said:

"Miss Haines' behaviour was one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behaviour that we have experienced.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2