Woman accused of ‘sex act’ on Air Canada flight allegedly assaults police officer

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TORONTO – It’s not quite the Mile High club…but maybe a little afternoon de-flight.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they got a rough reception when they approached two passengers about accusations they engaged in a sex act in the cabin of an Air Canada flight.

“The sex act was not intercourse,” Halifax RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Scott MacRae told Global News Monday.

“Both passengers were in their seats, touching the other person…in a sexual manner.”

Bold move. Clothes on or off?

“Not all off but…I can’t comment on the level—they mostly were clothed,” he stammered.

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Police are accusing the 24-year-old woman of kicking an officer at Halifax’s airport.

“She’s not charged with any indecent act or anything related to the indecent act that occurred on the plane. She’s charged with the offences that occurred after she got off the plane,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott Warnica of the Halifax District said Sunday.

WATCH: Police update an investigation into an alleged sex act reported on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax (Jan. 26)

The woman has been charged with assaulting a police officer, causing a disturbance and mischief — and police say more charges are expected.

MacRae said Monday that alcohol was involved, but he couldn’t determine the “level of intoxication.”

Any additional charges could be related to the indecent act, and may apply to the man involved.

“People on the plane were aware of what they were doing, and exactly what took place on the plane will be part of the investigation itself,” said Warnica, who noted airport staff are continuing the investigation into the “act.”

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The Mounties were called Friday afternoon about the woman and a 38-year-old man who were on an Air Canada flight that had just arrived from Toronto.

Police say when they approached the pair the woman became agitated, engaged in “vulgar and disruptive behaviour” and was arrested for causing a disturbance. The man was released at the time with no charges.

Police say the woman proceeded to kick an officer as she was being led away.

“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.

The woman was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 25.

Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said in an email the airline had “no additional information to provide” on Monday afternoon.

With files from Global News reporter Cindy Pom and The Canadian Press


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