A woman having an apparent panic attack over turbulence on a JetBlue flight bound for Newark was tackled by several passengers as she rose from her seat and banged into an emergency exit door while complaining to the flight crew, an FBI spokesman said.
Law enforcement sources identified the woman as Tiffany Livingston. According to a news reports, Livingston is buxom swimsuit model who appeared in a Playboy magazine centerfold.
The FBI spokesman said she was taken to an area hospital after questioning. No charges have been filed. The incident appears to be the result of a misunderstanding as the woman rose from her seat after a first set of turbulence had passed.
While speaking with flight attendents, the plane hit turbulence again sending the woman tumbling into the door and she grabbed a handle to hold on, officials said.
It appears there was no attempt to open the door in flight, investigators said. This case comes after the recent JetBlue incident where a flight attendent jumped out of the emergency exit and slid down a chute at Kennedy airport.