Newspaper article The Canadian Press

India-Bound Flight Diverted Back to Toronto Due to Unruly Passenger

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

India-Bound Flight Diverted Back to Toronto Due to Unruly Passenger

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Unruly passenger forces flight back to Toronto

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TORONTO - An Alberta man was charged Wednesday after a flight attendant was injured aboard an Air Canada flight en route to India, forcing the plane to return to Toronto.

The airline said the Boeing 787-8 was carrying 232 passengers when it took off from Toronto for Delhi on Tuesday evening.

The plane had to turn around about two and a half hours into the flight due to an "incident involving a disruptive passenger," a spokesman said.

"A flight attendant sustained injuries requiring medical treatment," said Peter Fitzpatrick. "Police met the aircraft after it landed about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday."

Peel Regional Police said a man had allegedly assaulted the flight attendant around 12:42 a.m. when the flight was over the Atlantic Ocean, just off the East Coast. …

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