An investigation is underway at Air Canada after a passenger found what appeared to be a sewing needle in a catered sandwich aboard a flight from Victoria to Toronto.
Airline spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says Air Canada is taking the matter “very seriously” and is working closely with its caterers to ensure “heightened security measures are in place.
He says the airline contacted its caterers as soon as it learned about Monday’s needle discovery.
Fitzpatrick says a “full investigation” is underway and the airline is co-operating with police looking into the incident.
He says the airline has not received any further reports of similar incidents.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Dutch police investigating how needles got into six turkey sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to U.S. cities last month says it’s too early to tell whether there’s any direction connection with the Air Canada incident.
Dutch police officer Robert van Kapel said Dutch investigators have been interrogating witnesses in the chain of people who had access to the Delta sandwiches, and were examining the actual sandwiches Wednesday.
He said it was too early to rule out a copycat or link with the Air Canada incident.
With files from the Associated Press
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