Air passenger, 20, asked male fliers to join her in the mile high club

Air passenger, 20, asked male fliers to join her in the mile high club then attacked and bit cabin crew as they battled to restrain her in drunken four-hour rampage, court hears as she is jailed for six months

By Rod Ardehali For Mailonline

Published: 08:52 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 09:05 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Demi Burton is pictured outside Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester

Demi Burton is pictured outside Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester

A air passenger who asked male fliers to join her in the 'mile high' club then attacked cabin crew during a four-hour drunken rampage has been jailed for six months.

Demi Burton, 20, propositioned two men while intoxicated on red wine before boarding the eight-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Manchester.

When she was refused any more alcohol, she raised her fists at cabin crew before shouting: 'You may as well just land the plane now then.'

Staff on the Emirates flight tried to calm Burton down only for her to headbutt, maul and kick out at them during a violent struggle.

It took six crew members and passengers to restrain her and she was arrested when the plane touched down after a nightmare 4,500-mile journey.

A consultant anaesthetist travelling on the flight who was bitten on the elbow and headbutted as he helped restrain Burton claimed it was worse than working in A&E.

One stewardess was bitten on the forearm was headbutted on the chin, while passengers where kicked to the ribs and face. 

Burton, from Carrington, near Manchester had been travelling home from a three month trip to Australia where she had been visiting family.

She claimed she had been drinking because she had a fear of flying, Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester heard.

She was jailed for six months after she admitted being drunk on an aircraft and five charges of assault.

The incident began on May 9 shortly after flight EY21 had taken off from the United Arab Emirates. 

Claire Brocklebank, prosecuting, said: 'It appears she was drunk before getting on the flight and she started making a number of inappropriate sexual

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