The Hyderabad-Guwahati Indigo Flight 6E462 on Sunday was diverted to Bhubaneswar after a passenger- Irshad Ali (20)- turned unruly.
Sources said that Ali breached flight safety procedures by trying to open the door of the plane after it took off from Hyderabad.
The passenger was deboarded after the aircraft landed at Bhubaneswar airport at 6.10 am.
Ali was later handed over to police.
The flight took off an hour later for Guwahati.