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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Turkish passenger charged with threatening to blow up plane

A 25-year old Turkish ethnic is facing several charges as a result of threatening to blow up a plane on a flight from Montreal to Istanbul.

Let's go to the videotape.

MFS - The Other News has more details.
The pilot of the Airbus A330 with 316 passengers on board turned back 90 minutes out of Montreal's Trudeau Airport on Sunday.

Dogan Akkaya, 25, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with committing a hoax regarding terrorist activity as well as assault, threats and criminal harassment. The terror-related charge could land him a 10-year-prison term.

Sources tell QMI that the disturbance began shortly after the flight departed Montreal at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday. A man tried to go to the toilet during takeoff, but was stopped by a flight attendant, provoking an altercation.

Akkaya's bail hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed after his lawyer requested a psychiatric evaluation.
It's one thing for a flight attendant to stop someone from using the toilet while the plane is taxiing to the runway. I've seen that many times. But if there was already an 'altercation,' why did the plane ever take off with this guy on board?

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