Sunwing flight disruptors granted bail

Lilia Ratmanski, left, and Milana Muzikante. (Facebook photo)

Two Toronto-area women face multiple charges after their alleged antics on a Cuba-bound flight caused the aircraft to turn back to Toronto with a brief military escort.

Twenty-five year old Lilia Ratmanski and 26-year-old Milana Muzikante were granted bail yesterday after appearing in court.

The charges include smoking on an aircraft, endangering the safety of an aircraft, mischief endangering life and uttering threats.

Sunwing Airlines says a booze-fuelled fight between the women, who were allegedly drinking and smoking in an airplane bathroom, prompted the turn-around.

The airline says the women also made a threat against the aircraftbut it was considered "non-credible given their condition.''

The pilot decided to turn the plane around over South Carolina on Wednesday evening.

The plane was met by two military jets at the Canadian border and escorted to Toronto's airport.

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  1. Gord posted on 08/29/2014 07:59 AM
    Probably would have been better to carry on to Cuba and put them in jail there. That might have taught them a better lesson.
  2. steve posted on 08/29/2014 09:47 AM
    Immature spoiled brats,with a booze fueled sense of entitlement.Throw the book at them i say ,and set an example!
  3. Tony posted on 08/29/2014 02:57 PM
    Have them put out the cost of the delayed flight and compensate all the passengers who were affected, that would a BIGGER message to all the others who have issues with behaving as if they can get away with this!!
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