Unruly passenger causes flight to turn back


2024-05-28 09:35 HAP

Dossier nº 2024-4233

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On May 27, 2024, around noon, Terrace RCMP received a report of a disruptive passenger on board a West Jet flight which resulted in the aircraft having to turn back to Terrace for an emergency landing.

RCMP officers attended the Terrace Regional Airport runway where the aircraft had landed. Officers were advised that the passenger had been disruptive, failing to remain in his seat during take-off, showing signs of paranoia and attempting to open the exits. The man admitted to having consumed an illegal substance prior to departure.

Other passengers on the plane assisted with the man, restraining him until the flight was on the ground and police were able to board the plane.

Once police entered the plane, the man was arrested for causing a disturbance and taken into custody. Officers believed him to be experiencing a mental health crisis and apprehended him under the mental health act and transported him to a local hospital for assessment.

No one was injured during the course of this event.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Kelly Cates
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Terrace
Bureau : 250-638-7400

Courriel : kelly.cates@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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