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Aggressive Passenger Facing Hefty Fuel Bill After Forcing Plane To Turn Around

March 29, 2018

On July 6, 2017, Canadian Charalabos Nassios became drunk and aggressive on a Sunwing flight to Cuba. His behavior was so horrible that the plane was forced to return to to Pierre Trudeau International Airport in Montreal while being escorted by two U.S. F-15 Air Force Jets. Now, it seems that Nassios is running the risk of having a very hefty fine thrown his way!


Prosecutors in his case are requesting a fine of $17,450 to help cover the costs of his actions on top of a three year probation. The money would be used to reimburse the airline for the airplane fuel, landing fees, overtime salaries for the employees, as well as the cost of putting the 170 passengers up in a hotel for the evening. Nassios’ lawyer is fighting the bill, and says that it will put “obstacles in his future path.”


Since the incident, Nassios has given up alcohol as part of his plea deal, and has started regularly attending alcoholic anonymous meetings. He has also been forced to declare bankruptcy. Do you think that Nassios should have to foot the $17,450 bill, or do agree with his lawyer?