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Australian Man Charged In Vancouver-Bound Plane Violence

02/03/2014 02:59 EST | Updated 04/05/2014 05:59 EDT
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RICHMOND, B.C. - An Australian man accused of becoming violent on an international flight to Vancouver's airport has been charged.

Twenty-five-year-old Abdul Zain Ali was scheduled to make a court appearance in Richmond, B.C., on Monday.

The RCMP were called to Vancouver's airport on Sunday after reports that a passenger on a China Southern Airlines plane had become violent on a flight from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

Ali has been charged with causing a disturbance, mischief and assault.

Meanwhile, police are releasing details about an unrelated incident on a domestic flight that landed in Vancouver in late January.

The Mounties say Peter Lafond has been given a conditional discharge for causing a disturbance after two off-duty officers intervened when a man became intoxicated and refused to leave the plane.

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