Last updated: 12:35 PM ET, Thu September 15 2016

United Airlines Makes Emergency Landing Due to Suspicious Device

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | September 15, 2016

United Airlines Makes Emergency Landing Due to Suspicious Device

Photo via United Continental Holdings, Inc.

On Wednesday, a United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a suspicious device was reported on the plane.

According to, United Airlines Flight 1243 was en route from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Diego International Airport when an item was discovered onboard that crew members considered possibly suspicious.

The flight crew made the decision to divert the plane to Denver International Airport at around 9:30 p.m. local time where it landed safely at the facility a short time later. The plane was met by officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Denver Police Department.

Authorities found that the item was of no real threat, and police didn’t arrest anyone nor hold anyone for questioning. There were no injuries reported during the emergency landing, and the passengers on the flight were put onto buses and transported to an airport terminal while the investigation was conducted.

After the suspicious device was discovered to not be a threat, passengers were allowed back on the plane and the flight continued to San Diego just before midnight.


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