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Man arrested for causing a disturbance on flight to Rankin Inlet

A 25-year-old man from Chesterfield Inlet faces several Aeronautics Act charges after causing a disturbance on a flight from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet.

25-year-old from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, faces several Aeronautics Act charges

Rankin Inlet RCMP say they arrested the man after they were called about an unruly passenger on an inbound flight from Winnipeg. (David Bell/CBC)

A man from Chesterfield Inlet is facing several charges after he caused a disturbance on a flight from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet last week.

RCMP were called to meet the plane as it landed in Rankin Inlet on June 7, according to a news release.

"Upon arrival of the aircraft, Rankin Inlet RCMP members boarded the plane and arrested the unruly passenger, who was still disrupting and causing a disturbance," states the release.

The man, who is not named in the release, is facing several charges under the Aeronautics Act. He is in custody and is scheduled to receive a bail hearing on June 12.