Teen Assaults Family Member and Causes a Diversion Onboard Air Canada Flight

by Anthony Losanno
Air Canada Livery

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Yesterday, Air Canada flight Air Canada flight AC137 was forced to divert after a 16-year-old boy assaulted an adult family member and had to be restrained by flight attendants and other passengers. The flight was supposed to head to Calgary International Airport (YYC), but was forced to make a stop at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG).

The Street reports that the family member suffered minor injuries and that no other passengers were hurt during the scuffle. Crew and passengers restrained the passenger and prevented him from any further incident. Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) met the flight and arrested the teenager. What he is being charged with has not been released.

A police statement read:

At approximately 12:20 PM, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport RCMP received a report of a flight diversion to Winnipeg due to an unruly passenger on board who had assaulted a passenger. The investigation has determined that Air Canada flight #137 was en route from Toronto to Calgary, when a 16-year-old male passenger, from Grande Prairie, assaulted an adult male passenger who was identified as a family member.”

Anthony’s Take: I will never understand why people act out on planes. Nothing good will come from causing a scene, assaulting other passengers, or generally behaving poorly.

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1 comment

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