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Drunken RIM employees arrested, suspended, fined after plane fiasco

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2011 22:25 User comments (1)

Drunken RIM employees arrested, suspended, fined after plane fiasco RIM has suspended its two employees after their excessive drunkeness forced a flight to make an emergency landing.
45-year-old George Campbell of Conestogo and 38-year-old Paul Alexander Wilson of Kitchener were so belligerent on a recent flight from Toronto to Beijing that the crew had to physically handcuff them to their seats before eventually detouring and settling for an emergency landing in Vancouver.

The two have also plead guilty to mischief and will have to pay the airline $71,757 in restitution for the flight delay, the landing, and the hotel rooms for all 312 passengers. The flight made it to Beijing 18 hours late after an overnight in Vancouver.

Added RIM (via theRecord):

Based on the limited information available at this time, RIM has suspended the individuals involved pending further investigation.


As part of their punishment, neither can use Air Canada for one year.

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15.12.2011 4:55

Well then at least they know they will no longer be ripped off by the airline. Tho, there were safer, cheaper methods to avoid using it again.

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