“Two executives of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion whose drunken rowdiness forced an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing to be diverted to Vancouver are no longer with the company,” The Associated Press reports.
“George Campbell, 45, and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, pleaded guilty to mischief last week and were ordered to pay almost $72,000 to Air Canada in restitution,” AP reports. “Another passenger said Campbell and Wilson were fighting with the flight attendants and it took the entire crew to subdue the men, who were eventually handcuffed to seats.”
AP reports, “After the jet diverted, the other passengers were put up in hotels overnight and the flight resumed the next day.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Happy Hour is over!
BTW: Everyone on that plane should sue RIM and the two former RIM employees for disrupting the flight plan and needlessly delaying their arrival in Beijing.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn Weiler” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]
Happy Hour is over: Two employees of beleaguered BlackBerry-maker RIM fined for drunken disruption on plane – December 2, 2011