Suicide Attempt At 30,000 Feet On Jet Blue

This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here. Some of the offers below may have expired or are unavailable on our site at this time. Terms Apply to Offers. Offers for the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card and Delta Reserve® Credit Card are not available through this site. All information has been independently collected by PMM and has not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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?

The Platinum Card® from American Express Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.
American Express® Gold Card

About The Weekly Flyer

The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

Sign up for Email || Twitter || Facebook |Tips & Tricks
Hotel Offers || Airline Offers || Bank Offers || Cash Back Offers


  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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *