Flight to Ottawa delayed by drunken fracas
An Air Canada flight from Saskatoon to Ottawa was delayed Wednesday morning so police could deal with a group of drunken passengers, two of whom started fighting.
The incident took place around 8 a.m. CT, prior to takeoff. According to the airline's website, a regularly scheduled flight from Saskatoon to Ottawa, operated by the company's regional carrier Jazz, was delayed by about 35 minutes.
Police said the crew asked that all four men involved be removed from the plane. Police obliged and, after a short delay to allow the group's luggage to be unloaded, the flight departed.
Police said two men, aged 21 and 22, were charged with causing a disturbance. No names were released, but the men were identified as being from the Black Lake area in northern Saskatchewan.
Another man was charged with breaching the conditions of an undertaking. No additional details were available about the nature of the alleged breach.
The fourth person was released without being charged.