Toronto - Panama City Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to ‘Agitated’ Passenger

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  1. Mike

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    Toronto - Panama City Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to ‘Agitated’ Passenger

    Sunwing Flight 772 was forced to make an emergency landing in Toronto at 8:55AM Friday because an “agitated customer made a direct threat against the aircraft,” an official at the Canadian airline said in a statement. The plane, which had departed at 7:00AM, was originally headed to Panama City. Two U.S. F16 fighter jets from Toledo, Ohio were sent to escort the plane back to the airport, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) told Canada’s CBC News. Several officers with drawn guns boarded and removed the unruly passenger after the plane landed, one passenger told CBC. A Sunwing official said ...


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    http://time.com/3034344/flight-makes-emergency-landing-due-to-agitated-passenger/
     
  2. Mike

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    Canadian plane escorted by U.S. F-16s after passenger threat

    Two U.S. F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Panama City-bound flight from Canada back to Toronto on Friday after a man on the plane apparently threatened to blow up the aircraft, authorities said. Major Julie Roberge of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the jets flew up to join Sunwing Airlines flight 772 as a "precaution" less than an hour after it took off from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Video shot by a passenger showed armed Canadian law enforcement officers shouting "heads down, hands up" as they stormed aboard the aircraft in helmets and tactical gear after ...


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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-canada-security-flight-20140725,0,1094656.story
     
  3. Mike

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    Apparently the guy got all bent out of shape because "the duty-free items he wanted were not for sale". :rolleyes:
     

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