An Instagram model has admitted she threatened to blow up a New Zealand plane in a rage after the crew refused her demand for free wine.
According to The U.S. Sun, Instagram model Hannah Pierson, 31, admitted to a charge of disorderly behavior and another of disruptive conduct towards a crew member at court in Christchurch Wednesday in connection to the plane rage.
Pierson admitted in court she had issues with alcohol.
According to witnesses, the model flew into a rage on her flight from Auckland from Melbourne last November when she was told her ticket did not include a glass of wine.
Hannah Lee Pierson has been charged after the dramatic mid-flight fiasco, which happened on an Air New Zealand flight in November last year.
After she was told by plane crew members that she would have to purchase a glass of wine, the Instagram model flew into a rage and began hurling abuse at the attendants.
According to the summary of facts heard by the court, Pierson yelled: “I don’t give a f**k, get me a f**king wine.”
Pierson then stood up and yelled: “I’ll f**king get it myself, give me the f**king wine.” The model also allegedly went on to call the attendant serving her a “b**ch.”
News.com.au reported crew members managed to divert her into an empty row of seats after she began walking around.
There were 72 other passengers on board the trans-Tasman flight.
While crew attempted to hold down the Instagram model, she made several threats during her rage on the plane.
“Get me a f**king wine or I’ll blow up the plane,” she allegedly yelled several times, according to The New Zealand Herald.
The court also heard the crew was worried about Pierson’s continued attempts to get out of her seat, given that she was close to an emergency exit.
Ultimately, staffers handcuffed her and strapped her to a chair using spare seatbelts.
Her tirade continued with “total disregard for the other passengers in the vicinity that included young children”.
The court heard the Instagram model later fell asleep on the plane after being restrained during her rage.
She woke up after the airplane landed — and continued hurling abuse at the crew.
According to Stuff in New Zealand, her attorney said Wednesday she intends to apply for a discharge without conviction after pleading guilty, meaning she would be without a criminal record despite pleading guilty — which could impact her ability to travel on flights.
The presiding judge remarked airlines would probably be “quite happy” if she didn’t travel. Pierson is due back for sentencing on June 23.
He asked for an alcohol and drug assessment, and remanded her on bail until sentencing.
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