A MAN from County Down, Northern Ireland has been sentenced for 10 months in prison for threatening to kill and “flailing his arms about”, terrifying a female member of Jet2’s cabin crew.
The Jet2 flight from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands to Belfast also saw Kevin O’Hare, 27, punching the seat of an autistic boy causing the young passenger to ‘scream’.
Reports suggest O’Hare also acted in an aggressive manner towards police when he was arrested at Belfast airport.
O’Hare’s lawyer told Antrim Magistrates’ Court in Northern Ireland, his client had been drinking since 11am before boarding the Jet2 flight to Belfast International Airport.
O’Hare was given a five-month sentence for making death threats towards the cabin crew and an additional five months for assaulting a member of Jet2’s team.
The judge described O’Hare’s actions as “appalling” and bemoaned that incidents such as O’Hare’s case are becoming “all too prevalent” on aircraft.
O’Hare allegedly “doesn’t recollect anything in relation to the incident”.
He is understood to be battling a “longstanding difficulty with alcohol, going back over tenyears”.