Link 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. --- 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.