POLITICS

Saskatoon police charge woman for causing disturbance on plane; aircraft OK

08/24/2012 01:34 EDT | Updated 10/23/2012 05:12 EDT
SASKATOON - A woman in her 20s has been charged with causing a disturbance on a flight to Saskatoon.

Police say they were called to the Saskatoon airport Thursday night around 8 p.m. for a report of a disruptive passenger on an incoming flight.

Once the aircraft landed and passengers got off, officers met the woman and it's alleged she was being disruptive and threatening towards people on the plane.

The woman, who police did not name, is set to appear in court Friday morning on charges of endangering the safety of an aircraft and causing a disturbance.

Police did not say which airline the passenger was on, nor did they give details about what the passenger is alleged to have done.

No one was injured in this incident and police say the safety of the aircraft was not compromised.

A similar incident occurred earlier this week on a flight from London, England, to Calgary.

The Air Canada flight was diverted to Edmonton because a 35-year-old Calgary man allegedly assaulted a female crew member and another passenger.

Justin Frank will appear in Leduc provincial court on Oct. 4.