Unruly passenger forces WestJet flight to U.K. to return to Calgary
Calgary police arrested 1 man when flight returned to gate
A WestJet flight headed from Calgary to London, England, was forced to turn back soon after takeoff Friday evening after a passenger became unruly.
Police were called to meet the flight when it arrived back at the gate and a man was taken into custody.
WestJet Flight 1 left Calgary about 6:10 p.m., said Sgt. Duane Lepchuk, and was turned around about an hour later.
"At approximately 8:30 p.m., the plane landed and we took one male subject in custody," he said.
Police said Saturday the passenger has been charged with one count of causing a disturbance under the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations.
Update<br>↩️ DIVERSION<br>UNRULY PASSENGER<br>Westjet <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WS1?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WS1</a> to London returning to Calgary with a disruptive passenger. Left their hold and now inbound YYC. Police meeting at the gate. <a href="https://t.co/n5EZ1UqdcK">https://t.co/n5EZ1UqdcK</a> <a href="https://t.co/rKpHZj2gL9">pic.twitter.com/rKpHZj2gL9</a>—@TomPodolec
A spokesperson with WestJet declined to comment, citing police involvement.
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