US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto – Passenger irate over price of cigarettes

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Date: July 26th, 2014

shahiTwo U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger, apparently irate over an expensive purchase of cigarettes from an airport’s duty-free shop, allegedly threatened the aircraft, authorities said.

Ali Shahi (picture), 25, a Canadian man, began ripping apart magazines and the safety card from the pouch of his seat on a Panama City-bound Boeing 737 after he read in the in-flight magazine that cigarettes were cheaper to buy on the plane than in Pearson airport, where Flight 772 originated, the Toronto Star reported.

Soon after his outburst, Shahi allegedly uttered a threat against the aircraft, which was overheard by a flight attendant and reported to the captain.

The flight, which was flying over West Virginia at the time, then turned around back to Toronto, and was joined by a U.S. fighter escort.  More

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One Response to “US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto – Passenger irate over price of cigarettes”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i hope this jack hole is on the hook for every penny that it cost to turn the plane around and bring the jets into it, and he thought the .25 cent difference in the cost of the smokes was outrageous :)

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