Passenger's door-tampering attempt diverts Canadian charter flight
A Canadian charter jet bound for Toronto was diverted to the Dominican Republic on Tuesday after "a disruptive passenger" tried to tamper with a cabin door, the flight's carrier said.
The Skyservice Airlines Boeing B-757 landed safely and nobody was hurt, Skyservice spokesman Sabah Mirza said in a release. The flight originated in Grenada with a scheduled stop in Barbados.
Mirza said the crew, assisted by other passengers, were able "to subdue the disruptive passenger" and says the safety of passengers was never in jeopardy.
The 201 passengers are staying overnight in Punta Cana and are scheduled to return to Toronto on Wednesday, the airline said.
The carrier operates in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.