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Cork Airport. Picture: John Sheehan

Cork Airport. Picture: John Sheehan

Cork Airport. Picture: John Sheehan

A woman is due appear before Cork District Court today after a flight from Fuerteventura to Manchester was diverted to Cork Airport.

The captain in charge of the flight from the Canary Islands decided to land in Cork after an incident on board the aircraft.

Gardai boarded the plane and arrested her under Section 48 of the State Airports (Shannon Group) Act, 2014 for offences under section 2A of the Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1973.

She was taken to Togher Garda Station.

The woman was accompanied by a partner and children on board the plane and they continued on the journey to Manchester.

The flight took off for Manchester shortly after she was removed from the plane.

Gardaí say they responded to “an incident in Cork Airport yesterday, December 27”.

“A woman in her 30s was removed from a flight from Fuerteventura to Manchester which had been diverted to Cork Airport,” they said.

“The woman was arrested and conveyed to Togher Garda Station where she was detained under Section 48 of the State Airports (Shannon Group) Act, 2014.

“She has been charged and currently remains in custody. She is scheduled to appear before Cork District Court today, December 28.”

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