A 39-year-old Pakistani with a Canadian passport has appeared in court in connection with an air rage offence.

Khalid Mahmood Butt was charged with refusing to obey cabin crew during a flight from Manchester to Toronto.

Judge Joseph Mangan fined him €50, but reduced it to €10 because he did not have enough money.

Judge Mangan also suspended the earlier one month prison sentence handed down to the Ukrainian passenger, Volodymr Litovkin.

He and his wife, Iryna Litovkna, were in the Co Clare court charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and being drunk on board a Martinair flight from Amsterdam to Cuba.

Judge Mangan initially sentenced the 43-year-old and his 39-year-old wife to one month in prison, but suspended the sentence on Mrs Litovkin.

Mr Litovkin was also fined €700.

The two had been on board one of three planes that was diverted to Shannon yesterday following incidents on board.

Khalid Mahmood Butt had been arrested last night in a second alleged air rage incident but was later admitted to hospital.

In a third incident yesterday, a 41-year-old man who was flying from Istanbul to New York was overpowered by US air marshals who were on the plane.

Gardaí say they have established that the man was suffering from a medical condition and they do not expect that he will face charges.

The unscheduled landings coincided with the sixth anniversary of the 11 September attacks in the US.