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A retired Toronto drama professor was sentenced yesterday to two months in prison for kicking an airline pilot and forcing the jet to make an emergency landing.

Donald MacQuarrie, 53, was also sentenced to two years of supervised release. In addition, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman ordered him to pay a fine of $4,600 and $9,225 in restitution to the airline.

Mr. MacQuarrie pleaded guilty on March 15 to one count of interfering with a flight crew.

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He and his wife were on a flight from Toronto to Dallas when the incident took place. The trip was intended to mark his retirement after 25 years of teaching at Ryerson University in Toronto. AP

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