Father, son deboarded for watching 9/11 video
A Canadian man and his young son were deboarded from a Orlando-bound flight at Pearson Airport here for allegedly watching a video of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Toronto: A Canadian man and his young son
were deboarded from a Orlando-bound flight at Pearson Airport
here for allegedly watching a video of the 9/11 terror
The two were pulled from the Air Canada flight just
before takeoff on Tuesday after a fellow passenger alerted the
flight crew when he saw the young boy watching the video.
Air Canada officials confirmed the incident.
"Other passengers and our crew became concerned," Air
Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick was quoted as saying by the
"Safety and security as well as the comfort of all our
passengers and crew is always our top concern and we take
whatever steps we deem necessary to provide a safe, secure and
comfortable environment," he said.
An Air Canada employee said at first the man tried to
cover up the video when staff went to talk to him.
Later, the two were freed as Investigators found no
criminal offence had taken place.
Peel Regional Police Constable Samantha Nulle said
officers assisted the airline with the complaint and met the
two passengers when they were taken off the plane.
Nulle said she could not confirm the two were watching
"The two were cleared of all allegations and set out
on the next flight," she said.