Woman, 70, charged after flight attendant grabbed
An Air Canada Boeing 767 is shown in a handout photo. A new report blames a groggy Air Canada pilot for a sudden dive that led to 16 injuries over the North Atlantic. (Air Canada /THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, May 11, 2012 8:16PM EDT
RICHMOND, B.C. - A 70-year-old woman from North Vancouver, B.C., has been charged in an incident on an Air Canada flight in which a flight attendant was grabbed.
Richmond RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Conrod says it happened on a flight between London, England and Vancouver on Jan. 4.
He says a flight attendant was told a passenger was behaving strangely and when the attendant went to check on the situation she was grabbed by the neck.
The attendant was not hurt and the plane carried on to Vancouver, where the RCMP investigated.
Conrod says Moira Gentry has now been charged with endangering or interfering with an airplane crew performing its duties.