No Charges For Men Who Tried To Get Into Airliner Cockpit
Winnipeg, Manitoba police say the actions of two men who made repeated attempts to get into the cockpit of a WestJet Boeing 737 while it was in flight from Calgary earlier this month was “not a reportable incident.” Canadian Pressreported Sunday that the two men insisted on seeing the cockpit while the aircraft was on the ground in Calgary and captain allowed them a brief visit and “showed them a few things,” said WestJet spokeswoman Gillian Bentley. "They took their seats and during the course of the flight, the two people involved did approach the flight attendant at the front of the aircraft, asking to go on the flight deck again, Bentley said. "She told them they could not. They were very nsistent.” Bentley said it took an intercom call from the captain behind the securely locked cockpit door to convince the men to return to their seats. Police met the pair on arrival and after a brief interview they were allowed to leave. Const. Jason Michalyshen said that because the two weren’t drunk, didn’t get physical and the plane wasn’t diverted there was no police action. Bentley said some passengers were upset by the incident but Bentley downplayed any suggestion of terrorism. "I don't think it had anything to do with hijacking. I think they just wanted to see the cockpit but there hasn't been any determination as to what their motives were," Bentley said.