Man due for court in Ennis after alleged air-rage incident on flight

A man is due in court in Ennis this morning charged in relation to an alleged air rage incident on board a flight diverted to Shannon Airport.

The flight, operated by Condor Airlines, was travelling from Frankfurt in Germany to Holguin in Cuba with 248 passengers and nine crew on board.

The aircraft was around 100 miles west of Ireland when its pilot made the decision to re-route to Shannon after one of the passengers became unruly on board.

A 37-year old man, understood to be a Cuban national living in France, was arrested by Clare gardaí just before 7pm last night, shortly after the plane touched down.

He has been held overnight at Shannon garda station and will appear in court in Ennis this morning.

The flight, with the remaining passengers on board, then left Shannon after 8pm last night.

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