Jun 11, 2018

Plane diverted to Shannon Airport after 'bomb threat' message

A transatlantic flight has been diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland, after what is understood to be a bomb threat was found inside the plane. United Airlines said flight UA971, from Rome to Chicago, had been diverted due to a "Potential security concern". Irish police have confirmed a message was found inside the plane. The 207 passengers and 11 crew members disembarked the Boeing 767-330 at Shannon in County Clare at about 14:15 local time. "In a statement, United Airlines said:"After assessing the situation our crew made the decision to divert to the nearest available airport.

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