Man charged after WestJet flight to U.K. returned to Calgary

WestJet planes are seen at the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., on Thursday, May 10, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

A man is facing charges after a flight from Calgary to London, England, was forced to turn around on Friday night.

WestJet Flight 1 took off from Calgary shortly after 6 p.m. and returned to the gate at 8:30 p.m.

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Police were called to the airport around 7 p.m. to take the man into custody when the plane arrived back at the gate.

A WestJet spokesperson confirmed the plane was turned around for the safety of the crew and guests but declined to comment further due to police involvement.

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According to Calgary police, the man was believed to have been intoxicated.

The man was later charged with causing a disturbance under Canadian Aviation Security Regulations.

According to WestJet, the remaining guests on the flight were back on their way to London around 11 p.m. Friday.

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