Drunken RIM executives chewed through restraints aboard Air Canada flight

Drunken RIM executives chewed through restraints aboard Air Canada flight
Some additional details have emerged regarding the bender two RIM executives went on aboard an Air Canada flight that lead to their termination. Apparently this incident involved a little bit more than your average drunken shenanigans. CBC News obtained court transcripts that paint a chaotic picture of the ruckus that was caused on board.

The two executives, George Campbell, 45, and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, were described by fellow passengers as “quite intoxicatedwhen they boarded the plane. One passenger, when asked to describe their behavior after take off, said,
Campbell, in particular, threatened to “off people when they left the plane.” He later lay on his belly in the aisle and started kicking the floor. One of the two also assaulted a flight attendant and threatened to punch another flight attendant. Eventually, crew members attempted to restrain the men with plastic handcuffs and tape, but Campbell and Wilson managed to “chew their way through their restraints.

This behavior is what caused the flight to be diverted. Originally the plan was to land in Anchorage, but as the situation became direr, the decision was made to land in Vancouver. Several flight attendants and a few passengers restrained the two men for the remaining 80 minutes of the flight, while the rest of the passengers were forced to remain in their seats because the crew had initialed a “lockdown situation.

The prosecution in this case described the men’s behavior as “way over the top.” Although both men have pleaded guilty to mischief and ordered to pay Air Canada a combined $77,000, Air Canada is estimating that the ordeal cost them close to $200,000 and is expected to sue for the remaining balance.

source: CBC News via SlashGear

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11 Comments

1. Kmack

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

nom nom nom nom nom.... didn't they know that food is served on airplanes now?

2. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

lesson learned? dont f**k with blackberry executives, deey don't play that s**t mhmmmmmmmm hahahh

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Damn. I think there was more than alcohol involved. That sounds more like a couple varieties of drug.

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This is the funniest news ive read since the german puppy hells angels fiasco.

5. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

If they only had this type of tenacity for the products they delivered...

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bhahahaha.. omg. really?? they threw a tantrum on the floor and chewed through their plastic restraints???? These guys just get done watching Con Air or what? lol. what a bunch of doofs.

7. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

So, two RIM executives get on a plane right...

8. ummmm1

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Just one example of why not to get a RIM job.

9. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

Shoudn't they say the two ex RIM employees?

10. hepresearch unregistered

mmmmmm... plaaasticcc! YUMMY!

11. Hyperion

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

O, man you guys are making my day today. Between the story and you guys it's just to funny.

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