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CanadaUnruly passenger forces WestJet flight from Calgary to U.K. to return

21:30  05 january  2019
21:30  05 january  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

A dad spent Christmas in the sky with his flight attendant daughter after learning she would have to work the holiday

A dad spent Christmas in the sky with his flight attendant daughter after learning she would have to work the holiday Hal Vaughn flew on three flights with his daughter, Pierce, a flight attendant for Delta who was scheduled to work Christmas Eve and Christmas. Her father, Hal, used Pierce's family benefits to fly with her on Christmas Eve. Delta employee benefits include free or reduced travel for spouses, minor dependent children and parents. The Vaughns flew from Fort Myers, Florida, to Detroit and Massachusetts. A dad spent Christmas flying across the country with his flight attendant daughter after learning she would have to work the holiday.

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Passengers on board reported that a woman began acting erratically about an hour into the flight , with sporadic yelling and cursing that was loud enough for The passenger was arrested and this is now a matter for the police. Due to crew exceeding their legally permitted duty hours, this flight was cancelled.

Unruly passenger forces WestJet flight from Calgary to U.K. to return © Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press A WestJet plane, not the one shown here, headed from Calgary to London, England was forced to turn around soon after takeoff due to an unruly passenger.

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 and charges are currently pending," he said.

"We're trying to determine exactly what transpired on the plane so there could be a range of charges."

A spokeswoman with WestJet declined to comment, citing police involvement.

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