A mother who exposed herself on a flight before screaming at cabin crew in a 'terrifying’ episode of air rage has been jailed.
Natasha Allen, 30, pulled her leggings and underwear down in front of shocked passengers and crew on a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Fuerteventura.
Miss Allen’s “loutish” behaviour caused the captain to divert the plane to Faro, Portugal, Manchester Crown Court heard.
She had drunk half a bottle of duty-free vodka before boarding and tried to drink the other half onboard before it was confiscated by cabin crew.
The captain then asked crew for Allen's passport details so the incident could be included on his flight report.
A member of the crew tried to find the passport in Allen's belongings when she was in the toilet.
When she returned, she screamed at the member of staff, calling her a 'f*****g thief'.
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Miss Allen, who was with two friends, then “singled out” the most senior cabin crew member and “pushed” her towards the aircraft door, leaving her “genuinely in fear”.
The court heard that she was too “out of control” for restraint equipment to be used.
By the time she eventually returned to her seat, the captain had already decided to divert the flight carrying 200 passengers to Faro in the Algrave, on Portugal’s southern coast – about 700 miles away from the destination.
She was heard shouting: “I have had my children taken off me so I will swear If I want to, you can’t f*****g stop me”. She also called a cabin crew member “a f*****g liar”.
She was taken off the plane by Portuguese authorities.
She pleaded guilty to being drunk onboard an aircraft as well as using threatening words of behaviour against a person, and was jailed for 15 months.
Judge Hilary Manley, sentencing, said: “’Your drunken, loutish, self-indulgent behaviour caused unease and disruption to passengers and cost and disruption to the airline.
“For passengers to be trapped on a metal tube at 40,000 feet with a drunken thug is terrifying.”