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Air Canada responds to plane scare

Air Canada has blamed an “unruly passenger” for today’s two-hour delay in disembarking passengers on its Flight AC1966 to Bridgetown out of Toronto, Canada.

The flight, carrying 114 passengers, landed at Grantley Adams International Airport around 1:30 p.m. However, passengers were held up for over two hours as police and other emergency officials investigated a reported threat.


One man has since been taken into police custody for questioning.

Here is the brief statement issued by Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur to Barbados TODAY by email this afternoon immediately following the airplane scare:

“A passenger became unruly today on flight AC1966, an Airbus A321 travelling from Toronto to Barbados with 114 passengers onboard. Authorities met the aircraft after it landed and as a precautionary measure officials performed a full search of the airplane. Passengers have now been transferred to the terminal where our customer service agents are taking care of them. As this is now a police matter I am sorry but we are unable to comment further.” (End of statement).


9 Responses to Air Canada responds to plane scare

  1. Heather Clareke
    Heather Clareke June 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Father God,please ,not in Barbados,

  2. harry turnover June 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    A full search with 114 passengers on board ??…why ??…that passenger should have been detained for the two hours and the others allowed to disembark after about half hour to an hour.

  3. Ejd June 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    A bomb threat and you keep passengers on board for overr two hours? Explain please.

  4. Tony Waterman June 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    @Ejd!!!! Since when does “UNRULY” equate to a Bomb Threat???

    @harry turnover!!!!Why does everything have to have an “ARMCHAIR QUARTERBACK” let then do it their way, what if this Passenger had an Accomplice ????

    @Heather Clareke!!!!! Unfortunately, when one Punches above their weight, sooner or later, you WILL get Knocked out. Welcome to the Global World.

  5. Carl June 14, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Suppose it was real and he had an accomplice? How would you know if you let everyone else off?

  6. BoboTheClown June 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Could you tell how prepared we are, if indeed something serious happens at our Air Terminal? I don’t know if what i’ve heard or what i’ve read is indeed correct. why were all 114 passengers kept aboard the plane for 2 hrs. when a single indivisual seem to be the only disruptive passenger . I would surely want to question the reason for keeping all the other passengers on board while searching the aircraft.It doesn’t make sense .

  7. ch June 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    The entire aircraft and everyone on board have to be confined in incidents like this to identify and contain any and all possible threats.
    Dangerous criminals often do not act alone. Biological weapons also have to be considered to protect the general population.
    So the innocent suffer with the guilty.
    I’m so glad no harm came to anyone.

  8. harry turnover June 15, 2016 at 7:03 am

    @Tony Waterman….I was responding to what was reported by Air Canada…AN UNRULY PASSENGER….and as YOU SAID… Since when does “UNRULY” equate to a Bomb Threat???
    After identifying the UNRULY PASSENGER,the others should have been allowed to disembark after about a half hour to an hour of investigations….and you got a problem with that ???

  9. Alvin Morris June 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Law enforcement and emergency personnel has operational procedures to follow in incidents like this, let them do their job and stop complaining how long it took etc.


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