Drunk RIM Execs Ground Air Canada Flight to Bejing

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You have to love the stuff that gets into the news nowadays. This is not really something we would usually cover but hey its worth a good laugh. It turns out that George Campbell (45) of Conestogo, Ontario and Paul Alexander Wilson (38) of Kitchener proceeded to get crazy drunk on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing. The flight had to make a stop in Vancouver with its 314 passengers just to get these drunk RIM execs off the plane. They were actually north of Alaska at the time and turned back to get these execs off the plane. They had to forcibly restrain the two men, who were simply unruly not fighting, for over 3 hours.

Both men pleaded guilty to one charge of mischief (I guess that means drunk and disorderly in Canada?) and were given one year probation. Even more so they were ordered to pay Air Canada $35,878 each and are barred from contacting any Air Canada crews or flying the airline for that same year.

Crazy stuff… Now if only The Star would mention if they were carrying any prototype BlackBerry BBX phones… So far RIM has responded by saying that:

"Based on the limited information available at this time, RIM has suspended the individuals involved pending further investigation."

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