A Canadian senator’s wife appeared in court on the couple’s one-year wedding anniversary Monday after spending a long weekend in jail for threatening to down an aircraft.
Maygan Sensenberger, 23, was arrested late Thursday for allegedly threatening passengers, swearing and arguing with her much older husband, Senator Rod Zimmer, 69, during an Air Canada flight.
Police spokeswoman Alyson Edwards said that Sensenberger “threatened to take down the plane” and to harm her husband during an apparent lovers’ quarrel that began soon after takeoff and escalated throughout the flight.
“Attempts by the (flight’s) crew and other passengers to intervene were met with hostility,” Edwards added, citing witness statements to police.
Sensenberger, who was granted bail during her brief court appearance in Saskatoon in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, faces possible life in prison if convicted of causing a disturbance and endangering an aircraft.
Zimmer is a member of the Senate’s human rights and transport and communications committees. His office declined to comment on his wife’s legal woes.
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