Suicide Attempt At 30,000 Feet On Jet Blue

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3 Police Officers were on a Jet Blue flight from New York back to Utah on Monday, when a woman began acting out and tried to commit suicide mid-air.

Suicide Attempt At 30,000 Feet On Jet Blue

According to ABC News, “A woman on their flight was separated from her husband and began acting out in a rage, and one point in the flight she started taking pills and writing a suicide note, according to ABC affiliate KTVX.”

“She was extremely combative,” Stromberg said at a press conference after the plane landed. “She was kicking, spitting and throwing things around. It was pretty much a street fight at 30,000 feet.”

Suicide Attempt At 30,000 Feet On Jet Blue

 The police officers came to the rescue and subdued the woman and the flight had to be diverted to Chicago. The woman ended up actually swallowing some of the pills and by the time the plane landed in Chicago, she was reportedly asking for help. The flight eventually made its way back to Utah about 9 hours later, around 2:30 am after this fiasco.

Bottom Line

Wow! This must have been an ultra dramatic flight. Can you imagine how high tensions must have been running on board this plane? A great job by the officers on saving this lady! What would you have done if you were sitting next to her?

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  1. sad. Glad the passenger is OK. It’s incredibly sad when someone’s perspective has reached the state where they feel suicide is the way out of their problems. It’s often the sign of some real long-term mental health issues.

  2. A bit off topic but “the women was acting out”? WTF does the REALLY mean? Acting out?! I hate that phrase.
    Sorry..rant off.

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