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).