Politician involved in Mile High domestic

The young wife of a Canadian senator has been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft after a domestic dispute ended with her threatening to take the plane down.

Politician Rod Zimmer and his wife Maygan Sensenberger – 46 years his junior – were flying with Air Canada from Halifax to Saskatoon on Thursday when they began a heated argument.

According to the Toronto Sun, court documents allege the 23-year-old threatened to "take down the aircraft" and made threats against her husband.

Witnesses have said she was distressed about her husband's health, repeatedly yelling that he was ill.

Sensenberger was met by police when the flight landed in Saskatoon, in central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Rod Zimmer and Maygan Sensenberger on their engagement. Photo: Facebook

She spent her first wedding anniversary in court on Monday facing charges of causing a disturbance and endangering the safety of an aircraft. Her next appearance is in a domestic violence court on Tuesday, the Toronto Sun reports.

She has been ordered to stay away from her husband and is banned from drinking alcohol or entering a licenced premise.