Thursday, January 31, 2019

Brit Who Forced Plane To Turn Around Because Of His Aggressive Behaviour Faces £115k Lawsuit

A drunk Brit who forced a flight from Canada to London to turn around has been jailed and ordered to pay £12,000.

And he could face a further £100,000 bill if the airline demands compensation from him.

David Stephen Young, 44, was filmed being thrown off the Westjet flight, which was forced to return to Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Western Canada.

He admitted violently resisting arrest and failing to comply with in-flight security protocols, and was jailed for 10 days.

His lawyer, Michelle Parhar, said that Young was a recovering alcoholic who had been clean 18 months but had returned to drinking after a death in the family and after getting a divorce.

He had been in Canada visiting his mum in British Columbia over the Christmas holidays and before boarding the flight had drunk six alcoholic drinks.

The court heard that he had become aggressive towards the flight attendants and another passenger.
Reports state he repeatedly tried to use the lavatory during takeoff. Then he is said to have tried to use the toilet when the seat belt light was on in flight and when he was told to return to his seat, he forced his way inside the toilet anyway, and then continued to be aggressive upon returning to his seat.

Reports state that after about an hour of his antics, the decision was taken to turn the plane around and fly back to Calgary.

The plane had to dump an unspecified quantity of fuel before landing back at Calgary. He was met by police and was escorted off the plane.

He was charged with criminal harassment, causing a disturbance and assaulting a police officer.
The Brit has now been handed a whopping £12,270 fine by a judge to cover the airline's fuel costs and that’s even if the airline are not suing for more money.

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