Booze, drugs bad mix for air rager

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    Confronted with the details about how his booze-fuelled belligerent conduct triggered the expensive diversion of his Toronto-bound Air Canada flight to Winnipeg, Byron Pinksen was simply floored.

    “I couldn’t have done those things,” the Newfoundland man told his lawyer during a visit at the Winnipeg Remand Centre not long after waking up following his Oct. 25, 2011 arrest by city police.
    To this day his memory appears no better.

    “I really don’t remember any of it,” Pinksen told court Wednesday. “But they say that I did it, so I’ll take responsibility for it.” Pinksen, 42, pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of an aircraft, uttering threats and an Aeronautics Act infraction.

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    This event originally occurred in 2011

    Unruly passenger forces Air Canada flight to land in Winnipeg
    Wed Oct 26 2011 12:52:00


    A Grande Prairie, Alta., man has been charged by police following a disturbance onboard an Air Canada flight that had to be diverted to Winnipeg.

    City police say an intoxicated man boarded a flight from Edmonton to Toronto with a bottle of hard liquor.
    Police say he was loud and belligerent and refused directions from the crew.

    Const. Jason Michalyshen says the man then tried to light a cigarette and had to be restrained by crew members.

    He was arrested after the plane landed in Winnipeg and has been detained in custody.
    Byron Pinksen, 41, has been charged with mischief, endangering life, uttering threats and other offences.
     
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    Would be interesting to see a judge rule on that ... as it is the ruling was "The diversion cost Air Canada $14,889 in extra fees and charges. Devine ordered he repay it."
     
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    I think they should've kicked him off the plane... while it was still in the air. :D
     
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    make sure AC slaps their Carrier Administrative Surcharge, which is approx 50% of base fare LOL
     
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    Now there's a thought ;)
     
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    A stint in Wpg Remand is better than any 12 step program for correcting bad behaviour- I expect our friend will not be back!
     
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    Don't forget the fuel surcharge. :p
     
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    On top add GST, PST, HST - whichever applicable............. and just send the status miles to me :p
     
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    Will do .. for every Tango fare I take! :)
     
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