Bomb threat forces United Express plane to make an emergency landing at Arizona

Published on : Friday, November 1, 2013

emergency landing 1Possible bomb threat onboard enforces a United Express plane carrying 43 passengers to make an emergency landing in Arizona on Thursday. The United Express 5573 flight from San Francisco to San Antonio landed at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix around 4:45 p.m.


According to the Phoenix Police authorities the threat was made on the plane, though he said he couldn’t provide further details. A bomb squad boarded the plane and searched for anything suspicious. They added that a bomb squad and police dogs searched the plane and luggage “to make absolutely sure there’s no threat,” and nothing dangerous was found. The passengers were interviewed and cleared to continue their journey.



The plane that was searched was isolated on the northwest side of airport and Sky Harbor officials said the incident wasn’t causing any flight delays. United Express is the brand name for several regional airlines that operate shorter flights for United Airlines.


No further information is available about the specific security issue that caused the flight to be diverted to Phoenix, but the passengers are all safe and police are investigating. In comments late Thursday night, the Police authority declined to elaborate on the specific nature of the security issue.


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