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‘Crazed man’ causes unease on plane


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THE ONLY THING on Kirk Odle’s mind was getting home safely after a “crazed man” uttered words no one wants to hear while thousands of feet in the air.

He was among more than 100 passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 1966 from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) when they realised they were stuck on the plane with a man who was acting strangely.

Odle, a Barbadian, said he was one of the few people to take action to try to defuse the situation. He eventually barred the man into his seat so he could not move.

Once the plane landed safely just after 1:30 p.m. and was parked to the northernmost end of GAIA as a precaution, the middle-aged man was removed and passengers waited on the tarmac for about 45 minutes. (TSG)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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