Canadians fined for causing flight to divert to Bermuda
A Canadian couple was this afternoon fined for an altercation that caused an aircraft to divert to Bermuda.
David McNeil Sr pleaded guilty to behaving in a disorderly manner and calling a member of the flight crew a "f***ing a**hole".
His wife, Donna McNeil, admitted disobeying a lawful command on the Sunwing airlines flight from Halifax to the Dominican Republic.
The incidents started after their son, David McNeil Jr, was refused access to the plane's restroom as the aircraft took off.
Mr McNeil Jr was initially charged with smoking on the aircraft; prosecutors elected to offer no evidence to the charge after he pleaded not guilty.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined his parents $500 each, and ordered that they pay the sum immediately or face ten days in jail.