Som Chanh, who had an interpreter in court, was charged with three counts on Tuesday after being taken off in handcuffs from a Paris to Montreal flight on Monday.
It was the second air rage incident in recent weeks which ended in diversion to Shannon. Ralph Lauren’s niece Jenny Lauren was also detained last month after unruly behavior.
The pilot had asked permission to divert to Ireland when Chanh became unruly in mid air.
The aircraft’s captain then diverted the Airbus A330 with over 300 passengers on board when it was just south of the Irish coast and landed at Shannon early Monday morning.
When told he was being charged Garda (police officer) Emer O’Riordan said that Chanh responded “I don’t agree with that.”
Lawyer for the defendant Stiofan Fitzpatrick however told Judge Patrick Durcan that there was a plea of guilty to all charges.
Chanh was charged with engaging in behaviour likely to cause serious offence or annoyance to any person on board the aircraft; engaging in behaviour of a threatening, abusive or insulting nature with intent to cause a breach of the peace and being intoxicated on board the flight contrary to the Air Navigation and Transport Act.
He was remanded on bail of $1,300 dollars and forfeited his passport and will appear in court again today.