Jet 2 vowed to prosecute a woman who would have tried to storm the cockpit of an airplane during a flight to Turkey.
Two RAF Typhoon hunters intercepted the plane over Essex to accompany the airline at Stansted airport on Saturday evening after the 25-year-old woman threatened to open the emergency exit at 30,000 feet.
The jets' Quick Reaction Alert caused sound waves across the east coast when the pair of supersonic hunters raged south of RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
Passengers and crew members pinned the passenger from Maidenhead, Berkshire, while the plane returned to Stansted around 5 p.m.
She was arrested by the police on landing, but was released on bail until June 30.
Saturday passengers were forced to keep a 25-year-old woman aboard a Jet 2 passenger aircraft after trying to steer the cockpit, forcing the captain to return to Stansted Airport and the RAF asked for a Typhoon hunter to send aircraft to escort it back safely
The Essex police confirmed that they arrested the 25-year-old woman after the Jet 2 aircraft returned to Stansted around 5 p.m. The passenger plane was escorted back to Essex airport with two RAF jets
A witness Amiy Varol claimed on Twitter that a female passenger was trying to open a door in the passenger plane 45 minutes after Stansted Airport was on its way to Turkey.
She said that six people tried to hold the woman during the terrifying incident
Passengers on board the aircraft said the woman was trying to run to the front of the aircraft and stormed the cockpit.
Jet 2 said in a statement: “We are now in contact with the relevant authorities to support their investigation, and we will not hesitate to prosecute.
& # 39; For years we have emphasized how serious the consequences of disruptive passenger behavior can be.
& # 39; These consequences include high fines, lifetime prohibitions and lawsuits.
& # 39; They are now also including the authorities who must move combat jets to escort commercial aircraft, proving that this behavior must now stop. & # 39;
Fellow passengers and crew had to arrest the woman who was arrested after the jet landed on Stansted.
The police in Essex received countless 999 calls that reported an explosion, but the noise was supposed to be the two fast RAF jet aircraft that break the sound barrier while racing to intercept the passenger plane.
The incident caused a delay of up to half an hour at Stansted Airport with several aircraft forced to hold until the all-clear was given.
The Jet 2 flight between Stansted and Dalaman in Turkey left Essex airport shortly after 4.50 p.m.
It was forced to turn around shortly before it reached the Dutch coast, at 5.15 p.m.
The jet was then intercepted by the pair of RAF jets and returned to Stansted, where the land landed at 5.49 p.m.
A 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of two attacks and endangering an aircraft.
It's obvious she was trying to open the door of the plane while she was in the air.
The former guard Steven Brown, 58, who was on the run, told how he held the woman and spoke about her extreme strength.
Mr. Brown, from Romford, London, told it Such a: & # 39; She shot to the front of the plane and threw a flight attendant from one side of the aisle to the other. Another clung to her, but lost her grip, and the woman ran to the door.
& # 39; She punched, kicked and screamed at the stewards, they tried to stop her, but they had no chance.
& # 39; She was only petite but she had the power of an adult man. The only time I saw something like that was when someone had just dropped acid, she had super power. & # 39;
One witness told The Mirror: & # 39; I was on the flight to Stansted from Stansted and after being in the air for 45 minutes, this lady is called to the front of the plane and she starts yelling and screaming and running to the door of the plane.
& # 39; Passengers said they were terrified because of the actions of the woman aboard the aircraft.
An & # 39; extremely disruptive passenger & # 39; forced a Jet 2 aircraft to return to Stansted today with an RAF escort. The passenger tried to open a door of the Airbus jet when it flew over the North Sea
The RAF typhoon, pictured here during an interception over the Baltic Sea, was launched by RAF Coningsby as a quick response warning. The two hunters accompanied the Jet 2 aircraft to Stansted
Emergency services received numerous reports of & # 39; explosions & # 39; and & # 39; hard bangs & # 39; that were the result of the sonic thumps caused by the two hunters racing to intercept the Jet 2 aircraft
& # 39; Cabin crew grabbed her to prevent her from scratching when she bumped into them, then cabin crew and passengers pinned her to the floor, a passenger even sat on her.
& # 39; She kept getting up and running to the door, she had six people sitting on her, we had to fly back to Stansted so the police could get her. & # 39;
Passenger Amiy Varol said she was two rows behind the woman. She wrote on Twitter: & # 39; So I get on a plane to Turkey, after being in the air for 45 minutes, some drunken lady (maybe also on drugs) drunk the cabin crew and then tried the door of the plane open !!
& # 39; 6 people are holding her, she is shouting biting people and now she is sitting in a chair that is being held by 4 people and my brother and cousin. It is terrible that everyone shouts and cries. Now we are back in Stansted waiting for the police to come and get her! I'm going to Turkey !!! & # 39;
Mrs. Varol told me The sun: & # 39; She kept getting up and running to the door, she had six people sitting on her, we had to fly back to Stansted so the police could catch her.
& # 39; She kept singing songs and screaming that she is going to kill us, & # 39; I want to get out & # 39;, & # 39; I'm going to hit you & # 39; & # 39; f ***** come on then & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I was terrified that you cannot do anything, you cannot escape. & # 39;
People up to 20 miles from Stansted Airport heard the noise pollution caused by the RAF Typhoons.
Passenger Amiy Varol, in the photo, was on board the flight. She said a drunken lady was trying to open the door of the plane about 45 minutes after the trip. She said six people had to hold her. & # 39;
It is clear that the jets are refueled in the air before they return to RAF Coningsby.
Stansted airport confirmed that the warning was caused by an unmanageable passenger aboard a Jet 2 aircraft that had just set off for Dalaman, Turkey.
The RAF jets intercepted the airline and brought him back to Stansted where the passenger was arrested.
One man described the sound as a & # 39; huge bang & # 39; who & # 39; almost blew out my window & # 39 ;.
Several people on Twitter commented on the noise created by the two RAF fighter jets.
Zachary Bastiani wrote: & # 39; I heard a very big bang around 6:30 / 6:45 at Epping Station, which has now been identified as a sonic boom coming from an airplane at Stansted airport. I'm surprised that a plane 18 miles away from Epping can make so much noise. & # 39;
Bishop & # 39; s Stortford police tweeted: & # 39; A large number of the 999 calls come around a loud explosion. We have been in contact with @EssexPoliceUK who confirm that this is a noise nuisance from a passing aircraft. & # 39;
A Jet 2 spokesperson said: & # 39; We are aware tonight of an incident involving an extremely disruptive passenger on a flight from Stansted to Dalaman.
& # 39; The aircraft has returned safely and we are in contact with the relevant authorities to support their investigation. We are working hard to ensure that the remaining customers reach their destination as quickly as possible. & # 39;
The Essex police said: & # 39; We were warned tonight for a disruptive passenger on a return flight to Stansted, Saturday, June 22.
& # 39; There is a possibility that nearby residents may have heard a loud noise, often in connection with a sound wave, when the plane descended into Stansted airspace.
& # 39; Officers attended a 25-year-old woman and arrested them on suspicion of two attacks and endangering an aircraft.
& # 39; She remains in custody. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the Royal Air Force said: & We can confirm that RAF-responsive Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby are escorting a standard flight to escort a commercial flight to Standard by reporting a disruptive passenger. & # 39;
Sarah Kirby, who lives at the airport, wrote on Twitter: & # 39; Relieved to hear it was a sonic boom and nothing serious! We live very close to Stansted Airport and it was the most surreal I witnessed.
& # 39; Sounds literally like a plane crash or explosion. Birds all fly away from the airport. House shook! & # 39;
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