RIM execs handcuffed to seats for being too drunk

By on December 3, 2011
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Air Canada flight forced to make emergency landing to remove men from plane.


Two employees of Blackberry manufacturers Research In Motion have been suspended following an incident aboard an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing. CTV News is reporting that the executives were so drunk aboard the flight that it “took the entire crew to subdue the men, who were eventually handcuffed to seats on the plane.”

The two executives, George Campbell, 45, and and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, pled guilty to mischief and have been ordered to pay $71,757 in restitution. RIM has also announced that the two men have been put on suspension pending an investigation.

“Based on the limited information available at this time, RIM has suspended the individuals involved pending further investigation,” RIM said in a statement.

The jet had to be diverted to Vancouver and it’s passengers housed in hotels until the flight resumed 18 hours behind schedule.


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