A United flight was forced to make an emergency landing on the safety concerns of a possible bomb threat.
A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago made an emergency landing in Shannon, Ireland, on Monday due to a suspected security threat.
Flight UA 971 landed at Shannon Airport around 1:42 a.m. local time and was met by the police and the fire brigade crew is on the ground, Independently.ie reported.
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The 214 passengers and crew disembarked the aircraft and were taken into the terminal with their baggage to be subjected to a security check.
A spokesman for Garda, the local police, told the Independent.to say that the flight was diverted to Shannon, in the midwest of Ireland, following “the discovery of a note with respect to a bomb threat on board.”
According To Independent.that is to say, there was a message on a surface in the plane toilet suggests the presence of an explosive.
A United spokesman, confirmed the events, releasing the following statement: “the United flight UA971 on the way to Chicago, from Rome, diverted to Shannon airport following a potential security problem. Extra security screenings will be conducted for all customers and baggage, and we will work to get the customers on their way to Chicago as soon as possible.”
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The plane is scheduled to depart June 12, at 3 pm, according to Independent.that is to say.
Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.