A man from the UK who caused anxiety on a WestJet flight that forced him to transfer a flight from London to Calgary could face heavy airline punishment.
44-year-old David Stephen Young had to be removed from the flight after returning to Calgary International Airport on January 4th.
According to a concise statement of facts, the flight leaves Calgary at 18:00.
Just 15 minutes after the flight, Young stood up and tried to use the toilet until the light of the seat belt lit up. He was told to sit back from the stewardess.
He returned to his place, but later he rose and tried to enter the locked bathroom.
When another traveler and the stewardess tried to intervene, Yang swore them, ignored further instructions, and made his way to the toilet.
After the young man left, he continued to shout at one of the passengers who tried to intervene and started to wrestle with it aggressively.
More flight attendants collided with Yang and told him to return to his place, and ultimately he obeyed.
The document, however, states that the incident left the air hostesses and other passengers feeling so shaken and threatened that the flight crew had decided to return to Calgary.
After completing the necessary preparations for a safe landing, the WestJet flight returned to the terminal where Young was escorted from the plane by a member of the Calgary Police Department and several CBSA agents.
He is accused of causing anxiety, criminal harassment, an assault on a peace officer among other charges.
The police said that during the incident, Young was probably intoxicated.
His attorney admitted to the court that he had drunk before boarding the flight and said he was an alcoholic who had recovered and had been recovered 18 months before the incident.
Crown has confirmed that WestJet wants a $ 65,000 restitution against Young for flight detour costs, which has led to a four-hour delay for the rest of the passengers.
The defense seeks compensation from $ 5,000 to $ 8,000.