A Nunavut woman has been sentenced to three days in jail for an incident aboard a Canadian North flight in March.

Helen Evaglok, 50, was charged under the federal Aeronautics Act for unruly and dangerous behaviour.

She and another woman allegedly brought alcohol on board and began drinking in the washroom while the flight was en route from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay.

Canadian North say a male flight attendant was physically accosted when he approached them.

The flight landed in Kugluktuk, where the pair were taken into custody. Passengers faced a four-hour delay as the plane returned to Yellowknife to pick up another crew member before proceeding to Cambridge Bay. At the time, the airline said returning to Yellowknife before going on to Cambridge Bay cost it about $20,000.

Evaglok originally faced three other charges — consuming liquor that was not served by the airline, mischief causing damage over $5,000, and causing a disturbance — but last week those charges were withdrawn.