Sunwing flight 772 had to return and land in emergency in Toronto due to an ‘agitated passenger’.
The incident happened on July 25 after a passenger, identified as Ali Shahi, 25, allegedly started making threats regarding the security of the plane. The flight which was taking 183 passengers and 6 crew members from Toronto to Panama, was then turned back towards Toronto.
Two U.S. F16 fighter jets were sent from Toledo, Ohio, to escort the plane. The authorities confirmed that the plane safely landed at 8:55 a.m.
Armed officers removed the passenger from the plane. He was then taken into custody by Peel police while the plane was inspected.
Ali Shahi, who is an Canadian national, has been charged with Mischief interfering of the lawful enjoyment of property, Uttering threats, Mischief to property, Endangering the safety of an aircraft.