Irish woman who abused Air India crew found dead

Irish woman who went on a drunken, racist rant onboard an Air India international flight last year has been found dead in England after having apparently committed suicide.

The 50 year old Simone Burns, was found dead days after being released from prison. She served a six-month sentence for her behaviour onboard the Air India flight late last year.

Burns, a human rights lawyer by profession, went on an abusive rant directed at Air India crew after they refused to serve her more alcohol. The crew had already served her three bottles of wine. Her drunken state prompted the crew to complain to the commander of the Air India flight AI131 between Mumbai and London, who instructed the crew not to serve her more alcohol.

On being denied more alcohol, Burns, who was flying business class, went on a rant, a rant that was captured on video. At another point, the woman went to the lavatory and tried to smoke a cigarette. Later, she was seen spitting at a male crew member. The woman was arrested after the flight landed in London. In April this year, she was sentenced to six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to assault and being drunk.

She was released from jail two weeks ago and was found dead at the bottom of a cliff in the United Kingdom’s East Sussex county.

Source : Various