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Portadown man charged with being drunk and disorderly on an airplane

By Nevin Farrell

Published 02/02/2016

Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport

A man has been charged with being drunk and disorderly on an airplane and failing to obey the captain's command regarding the safety of the aircraft.

Jay Woolsey (25), of Brownstown Park, Portadown, is alleged to have committed the offences on November 27 last year.

He appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face six charges arising out of the incident.

As well as being charged with being drunk in an aircraft and behaving in a disorderly manner towards a member of the crew of the aircraft, he is also charged with failing to obey a lawful command which the commander of the aircraft gave for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons or property carried therein.

He is also charged with assaulting a man and woman and being disorderly in a public place, Belfast International Airport.

A police officer said he believed he could connect the accused to the charge.

The case was adjourned to February 9 for a plea to be entered and District Judge Alan White released the accused on his own bail of £300.

No further details were outlined.

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