WARMINGTON: ‘Severely intoxicated’ women force Air Canada jet to land

Turns out it wasn’t just Air Canada Flight 323 from Montreal to Calgary that was flying high Monday night.

Seems two female passengers on board were already high before the plane took off.

When they got in the air, it was party time.

“They were out of control,” said a law enforcement source, who described two young women from Montreal as being “very unruly.”

Flight attendants determined that their behaviour was so disruptive, they could not provide passengers with alcohol and food service.

“The captain felt he could not continue the flight,” added Peel Regional Police Const. Bancroft Wright. “The people on the plane felt things were getting out of hand.

At 8:17 p.m Monday he made a decision to divert the trip.”

They were on their way out west and closing on airspace over Toronto when a call to the tower was made to come in for an unscheduled pit stop. The pilot landed at Pearson International where police boarded the plane and arrested two young women, who were described by a source as being “severely intoxicated.”

“They were escorted from the plane,” added Wright

A source says there was applause for the pilots and crew but Air Canada’s Peter Fitzpatrick did not confirm that part of the story.

While the duo were not charged criminally, Wright said the women were taken into custody and held in a police station over night where there’s no snacks, reclining seats, in-cell entertainment or bar service.

Police, of course, did offer them bar service of a different kind — and the clanging, however, was not the sound ice hitting the glass.

When these bars close, they don’t open until police say they do.

“When they sobered up,” they were handed “tickets for public intoxication” and sent on their way, said Wright.

Air Canada wasn’t commenting on whether they let the high-flying women, whose names will not be released, take a morning flight from Toronto.

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies

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