United Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Apparent Bomb Threat

(HorizonPost.com) – A United Airlines flight bound from Los Angeles to Vancouver was diverted to San Francisco International Airport on Monday the 13th due to what airline officials described as a “potential security issue,” CBS News reported.

United Flight 1909 landed safely in San Francisco at about 9:30 p.m. that evening.

Sources from San Francisco International Airport told local news outlets that a passenger onboard the flight made a bomb threat as the plane was over Northern California.

Despite officials quickly determining that the threat was not credible, the flight was diverted to San Francisco for an emergency landing, according to Air Live. United said in a statement that the flight was met by law enforcement and the airline was working to get passengers to their final destination.

Flight 1909 had 148 passengers and eight crew members aboard. The flight was scheduled to leave San Francisco for Vancouver Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.

The certainly isn’t the first inflight incident to have occurred in recent weeks.

Just the week before, the FBI was investigating a bomb threat allegedly made on a Frontier flight from Baltimore to Atlanta. The threat, received via an anonymous AirDrop messages, was also not credible; though authorities continued to investigate the source of the message.

Towards the end of October, an off-duty pilot was in the flight deck jump seat of an Alaska Airlines flight when he decided to attempt to pull the fire extinguishers attached to the engines — a move that would have ultimately shut them off completely. Crew members subdued him and the flight landed safely. Joseph David Emerson was taken into custody and now faces 83 counts of attempted murder, 83 counts of reckless endangerment, and several other charges.

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