Homeless woman ‘sneaked on to BA jet and flew from US to London without ticket or passport’

Woman called the ‘serial stowaway’ sneaked past US airport security (again) and flew British Airways to London

A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial aeroplanes made it past security at O’Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the airport before sneaking onto a plane and flying to London

A homeless woman sneaked on to a BA jet and flew from America to London without a ticket or passport, police said last night.

Marilyn Hartman – described as a “serial stowaway” – got through security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and boarded a flight to Heathrow.


Staff realised she had no ticket on the flight and she was held at Heathrow and sent back to Chicago.

Today Hartman, 66, appeared in court charged with theft and trespass.

It emerged she spent 24 hours at the Chicago airport before boarding but staff just thought she was confused.

Officers said she slipped on to the jet with a large group.

Hartman has been detained several times for trying to bypass airport security in the US.

She has said may have boarded planes without a ticket eight times and feels safer in airports than on the streets.

Hartman was caught trying to board a jet at the same airport three years ago hours after being let out of prison.

In 2016 she was placed on mental health probation for two years.

The Transportation Security Administration, which is investigating, said: “Upon learning of the incident TSA, and its aviation partners took immediate action to review security practices throughout the airport.”

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Source : http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2129853/woman-called-serial-stowaway-snuck-past-airport
Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/homeless-woman-sneaked-ba-jet-11885063?ICID=FB_mirror_main

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