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 aircraft—but 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.