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Intoxicated Passenger On Boston-Bound British Airways Flight Facing Charges

Kamila Dolniak, 32, of Poland, was intoxicated and had to be restrained after trying to open an exit door while the plane was in flight, according to Massachusetts State Police. Now she's facing charges. The plane Dolniak was on is pictured here arriving at Logan Tuesday afternoon. (WCVB screenshot)
Kamila Dolniak, 32, of Poland, was intoxicated and had to be restrained after trying to open an exit door while the plane was in flight, according to Massachusetts State Police. Now she's facing charges. The plane Dolniak was on is pictured here arriving at Logan Tuesday afternoon. (WCVB screenshot)
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A woman who was intoxicated on a Boston-bound British Airways flight and had to be restrained after trying to open an exit door while the plane was in flight is now facing charges, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Kamila Dolniak, 32, of Poland, was taken into custody as the plane landed at Logan Airport Tuesday afternoon.

State police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement Dolniak is being charged with interfering with a flight crew. She's being held on bail and will be arraigned at East Boston District Court Wednesday morning.

The British Airways crew had requested that police meet the flight as it landed in Boston "due to an unruly customer on board."

"Our customers and crew deserve to have a safe and enjoyable flight and we do not tolerate abusive behavior," the airline said in a statement.

State police had initially reported that the passenger tried to open the cockpit door.

"The investigation further indicates that the incident was a case of intoxication, and was not related to terrorism," Procopio, the state police spokesman, later clarified.

The flight, which was coming from London's Heathrow Airport, landed on time in Boston despite the disturbance.

This article was originally published on November 17, 2015.

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