Calgary man charged for being unruly on flight to Halifax

A Calgary man allegedly intoxicated and unruly during a flight from Montreal toHalifax was arrested Wednesday morning by Halifax RCMP and scheduled tobe in provincial court Thursday facing charges.   

 

A Calgary man allegedly intoxicated and unruly during a flight from Montreal to Halifax was arrested Wednesday morning by Halifax RCMP and scheduled to be in provincial court Thursday facing charges.

 


Police say they were called to Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 11 a.m. after a complaint came from Air Canada about “an unruly male on board an incoming flight,” an RCMP release said.

 


“It was reported to us he was possibly intoxicated, swearing and not listening to crew instructions,” said police spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin. “And then he removed one of the plastic coverings on the inside of a window.”

 


When Air Canada Flight 662 landed in Halifax, police were already on-site waiting. They then met with the flight crew and police went on board to arrest the man.


“He was quite cordial,” Taplin said of the arrest. “Then when we were taking him off the plane – once he was in handcuffs – he kind of sat down a tried to resist a bit.”


Darren Scott Martin, 32, was to be in provincial court yesterday facing charges of mischief and failing to comply with instructions of a flight crew – a violation under the federal Aeronautics Act.