The student pilot who was seen vaping on the Sunwing party plane just apologized

Another passenger on the controversial Sunwing party plane to Cancun has apologized for her involvement in the scandal, saying she was prepared to “face the consequences”.

The passenger, whose Instagram handle is @vanessa_cosi, was identified by the Journal de Montréal as Vanessa Sicotte and the person seen vaping in videos of the December 30 flight. The publication said she was studying to become a pilot.

In a series of posts shared via Instagram, Sicotte revealed that she has been the target of death threats and insults since the Sunwing theft story spread on social media.

“Hello everyone,” she wrote in French. “Now that I have returned home, I would like to take a moment to tell you about the situation with the December 30 charter flight.”

“The situation became a scandal on social media, which was not really justified,” wrote the trainee pilot.

She continued by “sincerely apologizing to all those who may have been disappointed by this situation” and specifically apologized to her friends in the aviation community.

“The Truth About What Happened”

“My actions have not given a good picture of who I can be,” the post read. She acknowledged that a Transport Canada investigation had been launched and promised to “face the consequences if there are any”.

She later added: “The truth about what happened on that plane will come out sooner or later. I am sincerely sorry if some of my relatives were disappointed with what they saw in the media. . “

The student said she had received death threats, insults and a lot of hatred since video clips of the private charter flight went viral. “I am a human being and I have emotions,” she said.

She is not the first passenger in the flight to speak out in the wake of the controversy. Several Quebec-based influencers have also apologized for their involvement and one person’s mother has even been on television to apologize on behalf of her daughter.

The individual behind the trip to Cancun – 111 Private Club owner James William Awad – was initially sympathetic to the situation, but then backed down and spoke out against his detractors, calling them “sheep.” .

He also told people to “wake up”, described life in Canada as “dead” and said he would run for president in 2034.

For those who aren’t put off by the incident, he says the private club is already planning new events and accepting new members from February 2022.

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