The passenger’s turbulent Sunwing, which has forced the driver to turn back mid-flight remains in custody

News 10 July, 2017
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    Charalabos Nassios

    Michael Nguyen

    Monday, July 10, 2017 21:20

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    A Residents lived the rest of his vacation in jail rather than on the beaches of Cayo Coco for his rowdy behavior on a plane, forcing the pilot to turn back into full volume

    “The evidence [against Charalabos Nassios] is significant, even overwhelming, and leads me to order his detention”, ruled the judge Gilles Cadieux, on Monday, at the palais de justice of Montreal.

    Nassios, 39 years old, surely never imagined to be sent to the shadow in a cell last week, when he flew to Cuba with the airline Sunwing. It was as well to enjoy the sun, but the attitude that they would have had during the flight was a game changer.

    “He had an offensive language, it was threatening, and insulted the world and sent forth to walk to the hostess, explained to Me Cynthia Gyenizse to the court on Monday, when the survey release. It was the Québécois ‘ass-hole’, called for a glass of rum and coke, and insulted the Canadians.”

    Far from subsiding, Nassios would have also removed the seat belts in the aircraft, in addition to make people believe that it “was part of a gang and that the passengers were going to pay” to be upset, according to the evidence presented by the prosecution.

    “The passenger was very drunk”, one can read in a report presented to the court.


    This behavior prompted the crew to make a u-turn and go back to Montreal. During this time, two fighter planes u.s. F-15 arrived to serve as escort.

    Nassios was then arrested, to be accused of having infringed the safety of an aircraft, uttering threats, assault, mischief on an airplane and non-compliance with its conditions. The first head is liable to a sentence of life imprisonment.

    “People on a plane cannot leave, they can do nothing, has explained to Me Gyenizse. When a crime is committed in an aircraft in flight, it is an accusation.”


    The judge has taken this into account to keep the accused detained until his trial. According to him, back Nassios release would pose a risk to the company, in addition to undermining the public’s confidence in the justice system.

    It is that during his testimony, Nassios acknowledged that he had consumed alcohol in the last month, but if this had been banned by the court in another cause.

    But the accused, who is said to work as an analyst for TD Bank, also said that he was a man of quiet in the life of every day, which seems to contrast with the behavior that has earned him a host of charges.

    “I don’t like to be excited, I even stopped the coffee because it gave me too much energy,” he said, in the hope of being released.

    He will return to the court at the end of the month, for the following procedures.