Uncontrollable 6-year-old pulled from flight
Sept. 6, 2006 07:10 AM
TORONTO - A 6-year-old child who kicked up a fuss on board an Air Canada flight on the weekend as the jet sat on the runway at Toronto's Pearson Airport was escorted off the plane.
The incident took place Sunday morning, according to a Sun Media report, as 62 travelers on an Airbus 320 waited to depart for Cancun, Mexico.
Air Canada spokesman John Reber said the child was traveling alone and had been escorted aboard the plane without incident by airline staff.
But Reber said the child became uncontrollable once the plane began to move and passengers were told to fasten their safety belts.
A decision was made to remove the child from the aircraft and return him to his family, who were still in the airport waiting for takeoff.
The flight's departure was delayed by about half-an-hour.