Maritimers just miss airport massacre in Florida

A group of Vacationers from Moncton just missed getting caught up in that shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport Friday.

A U-S veteran shot up the luggage carousel area killing five people and wounding six others. Estaban Santiago is charged with an act of violence at an international airport which could result in the death penalty.

Jeff Foster of Riverview told the Times and Transcript their Air Canada flight was late leaving Montreal, otherwise they would have been at the baggage area at the time of the shooting. He says they were stuck on the plane on the tarmac for about 8 hours while police sorted the situation out.