A United Airlines flight traveling to Vancouver, Canada from Los Angeles made an emergency landing Monday night in San Francisco because of an alleged bomb threat.
According to reports, several passengers received the alleged bomb threat via an Apple Airdrop.
A United Airlines flight headed to Vancouver, Canada from Los Angeles made an emergency landing in San Francisco Monday night due to an alleged bomb threat, officials said. https://t.co/XLbVLkzDRX
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 14, 2023
The flight from LAX to Vancouver landed at SFO just before 9:30 p.m. PT. Flight tracking shows the flight made it almost to Oregon before turning around. The plane was able to land at a terminal at SFO after it was determined the threat level was low.
United said 148 passengers and eight crew members were on-board.
The flight was expected to take off en route to Vancouver at 7 a.m. PT Tuesday.Advertisement
Passenger 'bomb threat' forces United Airlines flight from LA to Vancouver to make emergency landing at San Francisco before officials deem danger 'not credible' https://t.co/6ZDxopveOB pic.twitter.com/pC67f2tmvO
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 14, 2023
“Investigators are speaking to passengers who were on board the flight,” ABC 7 Eyewitness News added.
Although the alleged bomb threat was deemed ‘not credible,’ officials still decided to make the emergency landing.
Daily Mail explained:
They said that, despite the threat being deemed not credible, the plane, which was carrying 156 passengers and crew members, still made an emergency landing.
Flight UA1909, an Airbus A320, was seen making an unexpected loop and heading to San Francisco just an hour after taking off from Los Angeles at around 7pm on Monday night.
The plane made the loop just over Lassen National Forest.
A United Airlines spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘United flight 1909 diverted to San Francisco this evening due to a potential security issue on board.
‘The flight landed safely and was met by local law enforcement. We are working to get our customers to their final destination as soon as possible.
It comes after Ryanair passengers were forced to take shelter in a barn after a bomb scare at a French airport caused travel chaos.