Canada Schedules Hearing For Man US Requested Detained On Mexico-Bound Flight

June 1, 2010

Canada (ChattahBox) – A man who was detained in Canada after the US redirected a flight bound for Mexico City is set to be seen in a hearing, where the cause of the detainment will be determined.

Abdirahman Ali Gaal was on his way to Mexico City from Paris when his plane was redirected after denial of entering US airspace, and the plane was grounded in Montreal.

Authorities say that Ali Gaal had an unspecified warrant open for his arrest, and he is being called a “person of interest” by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

The other passengers were screened and allowed to take off once again.

Canada will be conducting a hearing on Wednesday, where it will be determined if he is a flight risk or a danger to others of himself, both of which are the only reasons they will be able to hold him for further detainment.



One Response to “Canada Schedules Hearing For Man US Requested Detained On Mexico-Bound Flight”

  1. RPM on June 1st, 2010 12:21 pm

    Why do we have to do the American’s dirty work? If that plane is not good enough to fly through US airspace, why do we let such a plane land in Canada; where is the logic in that? Let the US government find somewhere else to send that plane, so long as it isn’t into Canada.

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