United Flight Diverted Due to Bomb Threat

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

United Flight 1533 had to be diverted for an emergency landing due to a bomb threat.

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The aircraft carrying 202 passengers departed Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey at 6:05 am heading for Los Angeles, California. However, the flight was rerouted and landed at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois at 7:44 am.

A suspicious bas was found on the plane along with a note in a bathroom that said the plane was going to “blow up.”

All passengers onboard were evacuated and the aircraft was parked at a remote location inside the airport where it was searched by robots, police dogs, and officials.

“The story from the other passengers is that someone went into the bathroom and wrote on the mirror.”

“They are going to go through everyone’s bags and we don’t have a clear plan for getting to LA or back to Newark.”

“… we’ve made an emergency landing in Chicago. We forced to leave all of our stuff on the plane and have no idea what is happening next.”

“ We are being held on buses away from the plane about a mile away from the main O’hare airport.”

“A bomb sniffing dog connected the note to a suspicious bag which was removed by a police robot, the local news station reported, and the passenger who checked the bag is currently being questioned by authorities.”

“We back on the same plane and trusting that all the checks and searches were made and we are safe. This has been long day. United staff have been warm and responsive.”

WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • A suspicious bas was found on the plane along with a note in a bathroom that said the plane was going to “blow up.
  • “A bomb sniffing dog connected the note to a suspicious bag which was removed by a police robot, the local news station reported, and the passenger who checked the bag is currently being questioned by authorities.
  • All passengers onboard were evacuated and the aircraft was parked at a remote location inside the airport where it was searched by robots, police dogs, and officials.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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