The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested the 35-year-old man from Fargo who was pulled off an American Airlines flight for disobeying the plane's captain Sunday. The flight made an unplanned landing in Gander, Newfoundland. The captain told police the man was intoxicated, violent, causing damage to the plane and a danger to the rest of the 187 passengers on board. That man now awaits a bail hearing in Gander on Tuesday. He was arrested under the Aeronautics Act along with causing a disturbance aboard an aircraft and mischief for damaging property belonging to the airline.
CBS News Radio reports that a 35-year-old man from Fargo was pulled off an American Airlines flight from Chicago to London Saturday night. CBS radio quoting the Associated Press says the American Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland, Canada when the passenger became unruly and would not follow crew instructions. According to federal law refusing to follow instructions and not remaining in your seat after being told to do so can be considered a criminal offense.
Airline spokesman Kent Powell says there were 187 passengers on board the flight, which after transferring the man to authorities, continued on to its London destination.