South African woman charged after disturbance on Air Canada flight

South African woman charged after disturbance on Air Canada flight

A South African woman charged after a disturbance on an Air Canada flight forced the plane to be diverted to the Halifax airport Wednesday has been granted bail.

Nomantangwa Angel Babhekile Johansson was a passenger on Air Canada Flight 869 from London, England, to Toronto.

Johansson was arrested after the plane landed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. She remained in police custody overnight and was arraigned in Dartmouth provincial court Thursday on half a dozen charges.

One of the charges is under the Aeronautics Act, for allegedly engaging in behaviour that endangered the safety or security of an aircraft in flight.

She also faces five Criminal Code charges — three counts of endangering the safety of an aircraft by committing an assault and single counts of assault with a weapon (a water bottle) and causing a disturbance by screaming and swearing.

RCMP allege Johansson assaulted two female flight attendants…

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