Last updated: 10:06 AM ET, Wed March 30 2016

Woman Bypasses Security, Boards Plane Without Ticket in Nashville

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 30, 2016

Woman Bypasses Security, Boards Plane Without Ticket in Nashville

A Kentucky woman managed to bypass security at the Nashville airport and board a plane without a ticket or identification.

According to, 24-year-old Naja Eva Haynes of Oak Grove, Kentucky, drove to the Nashville International Airport on March 24 and entered the terminal. Once inside, Haynes walked right through the Transportation Security Administration screening area without being stopped by employees.

After bypassing security, Haynes arrived at Gate B5 and boarded a Delta Air Lines plane without having to show identification or a ticket. Attendants finally asked the woman for her ID, and when she did not present the necessary items, the police were called to the scene.

Haynes refused to get out of her seat, forcing police officers to remove her from the plane. She is now being charged with misdemeanor counts of an airport and aircraft security violation and resisting arrest.

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration released a statement saying that the employee working the security checkpoint at the time of the incident was removed from screening duty and has since resigned from their position.

Haynes is due in court this week, but is out of jail after posting the $3,000 bond.


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