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RCMP officers were called after a Continental Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Happy Valley-Goose Bay. ((CBC))

A Florida resident spent Monday night in a Labrador jail, after a Continental Airlines flight made a forced landing after what officials described as an incident of air rage.

The man, 47, was scheduled to appear in provincial court on Tuesday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

RCMP said a man reportedly caused a disturbance that put passengers and crew at risk. Police had some difficulty taking the man off the flight.

"The individual wasn't very co-operative with our members," said RCMP Cpl. Paul MacDougall.

"There was no real struggle, per se, but he wasn't very co-operative."

A witness told CBC News that the man was swearing as he was taken from the plane andwas trying to break away from officers.

Policesaid alcohol appears to be a factor in the case.

The flight, en route from Oslo, Norway, to Newark, N.J., continued after the passenger was removed from the plane.