Florida airline passenger lands in Labrador lockup
A Florida resident spent Monday night in a Labrador jail, after a Continental Airlines flight made a forced landing after what officials described as an incident of air rage.
The man, 47, was scheduled to appear in provincial court on Tuesday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
RCMP said a man reportedly caused a disturbance that put passengers and crew at risk. Police had some difficulty taking the man off the flight.
"The individual wasn't very co-operative with our members," said RCMP Cpl. Paul MacDougall.
"There was no real struggle, per se, but he wasn't very co-operative."
A witness told CBC News that the man was swearing as he was taken from the plane andwas trying to break away from officers.
Policesaid alcohol appears to be a factor in the case.
The flight, en route from Oslo, Norway, to Newark, N.J., continued after the passenger was removed from the plane.