A British man was indicted by the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations after a WestJet flight from Calgary to London in England was forced to step back.
CBC News has confirmed that David Young, 44, of England, is accused of causing a disturbance.
Young is scheduled to return to the Calgary court next week.
He appeared before a justice of the peace on Saturday night.
Intoxication is believed to be a factor in the incident, police said.
The flight – WS1 – left Calgary around 18:10. Friday to Gatwick airport in London, England. He was forced to turn around an hour later.
He returned to the gate around 8:30 p.m., where the Calgary police were waiting and a man was arrested.