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Hefty fine for a Fargo man charged with disrupting oversea's flight

Gander, Newfoundland
Gander, Newfoundland


Gander, Newfoundland (KFGO-AM) Derek Olson of Fargo, who was pulled off an American Airlines flight last weekend because of drunk and violent behavior appeared in a Canadian court Friday.

He was ordered to pay almost $58,000 in fines. $48,000 covers the cost of landing the aircraft at Gander, and an additional $10,000 fine was handed down with conditions not to consume alcohol over a one year period. The 35-year old has five years to pay the fines. He was turned over to Canadian Border Services, in order to find a way back home.


The flight from Chicago to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland Saturday night after refusing to follow the crew's orders to sit down.