Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Unruly passenger causes eastern Canada landing for Chicago-London flight

See also

An unruly passenger was reportedly the reason an American Airlines (AA) plane had to land in eastern Canada instead of continuing on to London from Chicago.

According to the Associated Press via News 24 on Feb. 16, AA spokesperson Kent Powell relayed that the man in question would not adhere to flight crew instructions.

Shades of the unruly passenger on an Icelandic flight headed to New York who was in the same situation last month and was taped to his seat as a way to control his actions.

Not this time.

Because of his behavior, the man who was hoping to go to London from Chicago was kicked off the American Airlines plane he was riding and was then turned over to the proper authorities on the ground in Gander, Newfoundland.

Further details are sketchy although AA's Powell did say that the aircraft was ready to take off again after refueling. That said, flight 86 will once again be headed to Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.

And so, as an unruly passenger causes an eastern Canada landing for a Chicago-London flight, the rest of those on board will continue on to their intended destination. Stay tuned for updates as this story unfolds.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Family members of missing ferry passengers refuse to let them rise the ferry with cranes.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517902149" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Lindsay Lohan
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518157378" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Target stores open or closed on Easter Sunday 2014?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517757176" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!