A woman and a man are alleged to have had sex on a flight from Toronto to Halifax on Friday — though the exact nature of the sex act wasn't revealed — and the woman is being charged. Not for the sex act but for her actions on the ground.
“She’s not charged with any indecent act or anything related to the indecent act...on the plane," RCMP Sgt. Scott Warnica told media. "She is charged with the offences that occurred after she got off the plane.”
The unidentified 24-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man may each wind up being charged for their foray into what is referred to as the "mile high club" (sex on an airplane) but that hasn't happened as yet, RCMP say. The two did not have all their clothes off on the plane but some were off and sexual acts were performed, that much has been revealed. Other passengers could see — and hear — and complained.
Sex on plane leads to RCMP charges
Air Canada contacted the RCMP and when the plane landed the couple was approached in the airport. The woman became agitated and "vulgar" and the decision was made to arrest her for causing a disturbance. While being led away, she kicked a police officer. She is being charged with assaulting the officer, causing a disturbance and mischief.
Charges that may be forthcoming, RCMP said, will be related to performing an indecent public act. Rowdy behavior on a plane isn't uncommon, Sgt. Warnica said, but people having sex in the air is not something they come across frequently.
“We do get quite a few calls of disruptive passengers because they’ve had too much to drink and they’re uncooperative with air flight staff,” said Warnica. “But anything involving a sexual act on a plane - that's fairly unique.”
Alcohol is believed to have been involved.