Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Bound flight from Rome diverted due to ‘potential security concern’

Bound flight from Rome diverted due to ‘potential security concern’

"The passengers have disembarked and the plane and passengers are in the process of being searched", they added.

A spokesman said: "United flight UA971 en route to Chicago from Rome, diverted to Shannon following a potential security concern".

A United Airlines aircraft which diverted to Shannon airport yesterday due to a potential security concern, is due to proceed with its journey to Chicago this afternoon.

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A United Airlines Boeing 737-900ER plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. Luggage in the cabin and hold are also being analysed. It's believed that 214 passengers and crew were on board at the time.

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.

Following extensive searches by ground staff, Gardaí and emergency services staff, it was confirmed that no suspicious device had been located on board the aircraft.

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Passengers were put up in in local hotels overnight.

"The aircraft is now scheduled to depart Shannon today (12th June) at 3pm (local time)". "Additional security screenings will be performed on all customers and baggage".

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