Montreal women arrested after alleged screaming match on flight to Newfoundland

A Q400 lands at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. .
A Q400 lands at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. . Rick Madonik / File / Toronto Star

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Two young Montreal women spent a night in a St. John’s, N.L., jail after getting into an alleged screaming match on their Porter Airlines flight.

“There were no injuries just a lot of yelling and screaming,” said Const. Steve Curnew of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on Friday.

The women, aged 19 and 22, were arrested after the plane landed at St. John’s International Airport at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and charged with mischief, as well as with disobeying a crew member under the Aeronautics Act.

Curnew said such charges were unusual, and it’s unclear whether the women knew each other. The plane was making a scheduled flight to St. John’s.

Cindy Hebert, 22, and Cecylia Garde, 19, were released after a court appearance Friday, in which they agreed to each pay $1,000, keep the peace, and stay away from all witnesses. The case is scheduled to return to court March 7.

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