A Sunwing flight that was travelling from Halifax to the Dominican Republic Friday night had to undergo an emergency landing when the crew members in the flight discovered passengers smoking in the aircraft's toilet. The craft looking for the nearest airport landed in Bermuda's L.F. Wade International Airport.
Burmuda Police said that a passenger who found two members of a family smoking in the toilet informed a crew member. Later, three members of the family of four started being abusive, the CBC News reported.
Bermuda Police Service Spokesman Robin Simmons said to the National Post that three passengers were arrested. They were 54-year-old man, a 52-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man. The three were later released on bail, police said to the newspaper.
"I cannot believe that passengers did this. I'll bet you it's been 20 years since smoking was allowed on an aircraft," CBC news quoted Daryl McWilliams, the spokesperson of the airline as saying.
Abiding by the Canadian Transport regulation, the flight had to land in the nearest airport that happened to be Bermuda. The flight had to go through a 12 hour break and the 170 passengers were held in hotel at the expense of the airline.
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