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Family smokes on plane, forcing a re-route

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A Delta airline's aircraft takes off from the Ronald Reagan National airport as the sun rises in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2011.

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A flight from Canada to the Dominican Republic was forced to make an early emergency landing after a super cool family smoked in the bathroom. "It appeared to be a father, a mother and a son. The parents appear to be in their 50s. The son, I believe, is around 22 or so," inspector Paul Simons told CBC News

The airline, Sunwing Vacations, plans to sue the family to recoup $50,000, CTV reported. When confronted by passengers and crew, the family "went way beyond uncooperative," an official said. 

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The plane was forced to re-route and make the unplanned emergency landing in Bermuda, the National Post reported. The other passengers were put up in a hotel.

The family was detained by Bermuda police but later released on bail, CBC reported.