A teenager has been jailed after threatening to kill EasyJet cabin crew after they asked him to wear a face mask.
Kieran Harris, 19, left two air hostesses fearing for their lives when he began ‘foaming at the mouth’ during a vodka-fuelled tirade after being asked to cover his face.
He told Caroline Callaghan ‘I know people – I’m not scared of the police’ during the three-hour flight from Alicante to Manchester on March 13.
Harris then turned on her colleague Dorota Kazimierczak, demanding she give him oral sex after she asked him not to remove his safety belt as the plane prepared for landing.
In an expletive-laden rant, Harris, from Liverpool, told the Polish flight attendant: ‘Come here and make me, and while you’re at it, suck my d**k.
‘I will f**k you up. You and your stupid s**t Eastern European accent. I will f**king kill you. Bring your boyfriend here, and I will f**king kill him too. I’ve killed people, and I will kill you as well.’
The teenager, who was flying alone, was escorted off the flight by police after the plane carrying 177 passengers and crew touched down at Manchester Airport.
In a subsequent statement, Ms Callaghan said: ‘During my four years of flying, I have never dealt with a situation like this. He was aggressive to many people and uncontrollable and I felt scared.
‘I was just glad for the assistance of the captain and police. The situation was distressing and incredibly difficult to deal with. He became intoxicated very quickly.
‘I’m not sure whether this was because of alcohol or drugs, because he was foaming at the mouth.’
She described doing her best to control the situation, but said she was concerned about the threats to her colleagues and ‘extremely worried’ that a fight could break out with a fellow passenger.
Ms Callaghan added: ‘This is the worst incident of aggressive behaviour I have had to deal with.’
He co-worker, Ms Kazimierczak, said: ‘I feared for my personal safety but had to remain a professional for the benefit of those on the flight.
‘There were elderly passengers and some children upset by his behaviour.
‘What he did led to the deterioration in our ability to ensure the safe running of the aircraft. Nobody has the right to do that, given the consequences for so many people.’
Harris pleaded guilty to being drunk on an aircraft and using threatening behaviour at Manchester Magistrates’ Court where he was jailed for 12 weeks.
He was also ordered to pay Ms Kazimierczak £250 in compensation.
The court heard Harris had no previous convictions.
Defending, Georgia Maudsley said: ‘Clearly, there was distress caused to the cabin crew and passengers and he is ashamed by his own behaviour.
‘He used alcohol during the flight to calm his nerves as he suffers from flight anxiety. He was flying alone, and his actions are completely out of character.
‘He is still a teenager and is immature, and accepts on that day, he acted extremely immaturely.
‘He struggles to engage socially with people he doesn’t know. He resides with his father and is employed in his father’s business fitting blinds.’
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