A Lurgan man was released on bail on Tuesday after he was charged with offences amounting to an alleged bout of air rage.
Appearing in Antrim Magistrates Court in a blue track suit top and jeans, 20-year-old Michael Paul McGrath spoke only to confirm that he understood the charge against him.
McGrath, from Rectory Park in Lurgan, faces six charges of behaving in a threatening, abusive, insulting or disorderly manner on an air craft, being drunk on a plane and seven further charges of assaulting cabin crew.
It is understood that 45 minutes into a flight home from Turkey, McGrath had to be handcuffed and restrained.
He was arrested by waiting police officers when it arrived at Aldergrove, Co Antrim.
Two passengers had to restrain him at 20,000ft using handcuffs supplied by air hostess staff.
Police and a paramedic crew were waiting when the flight landed at Belfast International Airport.
On board, the man was found to be unconscious and was treated by a paramedic team before being taken away by police.
The chartered flight was being operated by Thomas Cook Airlines.
A spokesperson said at the time: “We operate a zero tolerance policy towards any disruptive or aggressive behaviour on board our aircraft which may affect the health, safety and well-being of other passengers and our crew.
“The safety of all passengers and crew is always a priority and Thomas Cook Airlines is compliant with regulations issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.”
On Tuesday a detective constable told the court he knew the facts and circumstances of the incident and was relieved he could connect McGrath to the charges.
There were no objections to bail so McGrath was released by District Judge Alan White to appear in court again on October 8.