Winnipeg police arrested a man at the Richardson airport Tuesday evening after he used his GPS and refused to follow the crew's safety instructions on a flight from Minneapolis.

The man continued to use his global positioning system on the plane even though the crew told him it was illegal, police said in a news release.

The flight was delayed because he used the device.

He was arrested at the airport without incident.


Reunion Island is located more than 800 kilometres from Madagascar. ((Google))

Michel Jules Ego, 73, of Saint-Denis, Réunion Island, has been charged with two counts under the Canadian Aeronautics Act; using an electronic device on board an aircraft without permission and refusing to follow safety instructions from the crew.

He is being held in jail.

Saint-Denis is the capital of Réunion Island, a French overseas region in the Indian Ocean.