Drunken Rage Results In $12,000 Fine For Passenger | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Airborne 07.21.16

Airborne 07.22.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Airborne 07.21.16

Airborne 07.22.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

Fri, Mar 30, 2007

Drunken Rage Results In $12,000 Fine For Passenger

Also Faces Potential Lawsuit From Airline

Paul Randall Burns, a 47-year-old Florida resident, was fined $12,000 Thursday for an incident of air rage on a Continental Airlines flight earlier this week. Burns pleaded guilty to one charge of violating the Aeronautics Act for "endangering the safety and security of an aircraft in flight."

CBC News reports the flight originated in Oslo, Norway and was destined for Newark, NJ. The plane was forced to make an unscheduled stop at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador when Burns reportedly became uncontrollable.

In court, Burns testified he had not consumed alcoholic beverages for years, but starting drinking vodka while waiting to board his flight in Oslo. He then continued to drink vodka during the flight, until he became unruly and the flight attendants stopped serving him.

At that point, he became belligerent -- assaulting two passengers on the flight, including one who was waiting to use the lavatory. Burns was then restrained by several flight attendants and passengers, and remained handcuffed to his seat for the remainder of the flight.

RCMP officers took custody of Burns after the unscheduled landing. As he was being taken from the airplane, he was still struggling with officers and was "dragged" from the plane.

Several sources report Burns is now detained in Goose Bay and is attempting to secure the money needed to pay his fine before he can be released. If he fails to come up with the cash, Burns would be forced to serve three months in jail, according to the Happy Valley/Goose Bay Telegram.

And even that may not be the end of Burns' problems... as Continental Airlines has considered suing him for the expenses associated with the forced landing, which could be more than $13,000.

FMI: www.continental.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.26.16-Oshkosh Day 2: Solar Impulse, Sun Flyer, Stemme S-12

Also: AEA $$Giveaway$$, LAM Aviation, Able Flight, Jack Pelton On Aero-Medical Reform We start our report this morning with something that has very little to do with the EAA AirVen>[...]

ONE Aviation Provides Singular Support For Coverage of AirVenture 2016!

ONE Aviation: Let’s Fly Together ONE Aviation delivers innovative access to general aviation by bringing together a line of products suited to the missions and budgets of ind>[...]

It's ALIVE! 2016 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Debuting RIGHT NOW!

Get The EARLY Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH... The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network are pleased to announce that >[...]

Only Sporty's!!! Sporty's Pilot Shop Helps ANN Cover Oshkosh 2016!

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource! Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal >[...]

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present OSH2016 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2016 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC