Her husband Mr. Woolfork was on board the plane headed to Atlanta to see his mistress.
In a last ditch attempt to save her marriage of 30 years, Johnna Woolfolk called AirTran Airways on November 27 and said her husband was carrying a bomb, the FBI said.
Woolfolk’s husband, who was intercepted at the airport, explained he was having marital problems. Johnna is has now been charged with providing false and misleading information.
Woolfolk broke down in tears after authorities replayed her conversation with the AirTran operator, according to FBI Special Agent David Gates.
‘She stated that she was not thinking, she did not want to hurt anyone and did not want to cause harm,’ Gates wrote in an affidavit.
Defense attorney Gordon E. Turner said on Thursday that Woolfolk, who is about 50, admitted in court and to the FBI that she made the call.
She now realizes it was wrong, he said.
Woolfolk is caring for her dying mother at the couple’s Lynwood home and it has been stressful, the attorney said.
She also believes he is having an affair and was boarding the flight to meet the woman, the lawyer said.
She’s expected to plead guilty during a January 9 hearing having struck a plea bargain.
“The airlines are not tools for revenge,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the Times.
“Making a threat to an airline is a serious offense and will be prosecuted. The response to these hoaxes is a great expense to the government.”
This is sad. The poor lady just wanted her husband back. I really understand where she is coming from. It’s the worst feeling in the world to watch someone you are in love with love someone else.. It’s gut wrenching… Poor lady… She should of just put a fake bomb in his bag and had a paid a bum to call from a payphone… But hey, she didn’t think this out..