Drunk mum found slumped on flight while in charge of her four kids

A mum was found slumped unconscious on a flight when the rest of the passengers had disembarked after swigging vodka while in charge of her four kids.

The 31-year-old was taking her four young children home on the EasyJet flight from Munich to Gatwick after a skiing trip. when the incident occurred.

But she was so drunk she couldn't even walk in a straight line without holding on to the side of the aircraft. She was also "slurring" her words.

One of the German national's children had suffered a skiing injury and was being taken back home to Bushey, Herts, to receive further care.

She pleaded guilty to one count of being drunk in charge of a child under seven years of age on January 6th this year when she appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court.

David Holman, prosecuting, said: "She was first noticed on board the EasyJet flight from Munich to London Gatwick exhibiting strange behaviour with the crew.

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"She also looked to be aggressive and somewhat heavy handed with her children.

"One air stewardess said she seemed to be totally out of it.

"She was drinking two-thirds of a bottle of vodka from her hand luggage, and when the flight landed she remained slumped in her chair with her children nearby. Police were called.

"She tried to walk to the front of the plane, but couldn't physically walk in a straight line without holding onto the aircraft.

"She ignored her phone ringing and her children. She was slurring her words and unsteady on her feet."

He added: "Police arrived at Gatwick airport and arrested her and charged her with being found drunk in a public place, while having the charge of a child under the age of seven years."

The court heard Kunz struggled with flight delays in Munich, and had not been coping well with the stress of one of her children being hurt on the skiing trip.

The woman received a 12 month community order of a medium intensity alcohol treatment for six months.

She must also attend an eight-day rehabilitation activity requirement, and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

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