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An Air Canada passenger jet takes off over the terminal at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on Jan. 21, 2013.


A 30-year-old South African woman is facing assault charges after an international flight was diverted to Halifax.

Investigators said the Air Canada flight was travelling from London to Toronto with 239 passengers on board when it was diverted on Wednesday.

They allege flight attendants were assaulted. Police say nobody was hurt in the incident.

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Nomantangwa Angel Babhekile Johansson of Sandhurst, Sandton, in South Africa is facing charges including three counts of assault on an aircraft.

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