Drunk RIM execs gnawed through restraints on flight, assaulted a flight attendant

By on December 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM.

Drunk RIM execs gnawed through restraints on flight, assaulted a flight attendant

Two former RIM executives who were recently removed from an Air Canada flight on its way to Beijing after causing a drunken raucous apparently gnawed their way through plastic handcuffs and tape, new court documents reveal. The two men, aged 38 and 45, were allegedly intoxicated before boarding the plane and then “drank, passed out, and woke up to continue consuming alcohol and yelling at one another,” CBS said. One of the executives laid down in the aisle and kick the floor while he was being restrained. In another case, one man “assaulted a flight attendant and threatened to punch her,” a court document said, noting that the man also threatened to “off people when they left the plane.” The two men have since been fired from Research In Motion.  More →

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Drunk RIM execs handcuffed to seats, force Air Canada to make emergency landing [updated]

By on December 2, 2011 at 6:15 PM.

Drunk RIM execs handcuffed to seats, force Air Canada to make emergency landing [updated]

Two Research In Motion executives were so drunk on a recent Air Canada flight that the airline was forced to make an emergency landing to remove the men from the plane. The pair, George Campbell and Paul Alexander, were ordered to pay a total of $71,757 in restitution fees, The Record reported on Friday. The two men were apparently so drunk that the crew on the flight from Vancouver to Beijing needed to handcuff them to their seats before the plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing back in Vancouver. Read on for more.

UPDATE: RIM confirmed in a statement on Monday that the two men have been fired. “RIM does not condone behavior that conflicts with applicable laws and employees are expected to act, at all times, with integrity and respect,” A RIM spokesperson said. “The individuals involved in this incident are no longer employed by RIM.” More →

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