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Air alert: a plane made an emergency landing in the United States due to a level 3 threat on board

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Air alert: a plane made an emergency landing in the United States due to a level 3 threat on board

United Airlines Flight UA 883 Emergency Diverted to Bangor, Maine Due to Disruptive Passenger

A United Airlines flight from Heathrow Airport in London to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was emergency diverted to Bangor, Maine this Friday morning after the crew reported a critical incident on board caused by a problematic passenger.

According to reports from the Air Administration (FAA), flight UA 883 landed at Bangor International Airport around 10:00 local time after the crew indicated the presence of life-threatening behavior on board, classified as a level 3 threat. This type of warning is used to describe potentially lethal behavior or the presence of weapons.

Flight tracking website Flight Aware showed that the Boeing 767 landed at 9:59 a.m., almost 90 minutes before its scheduled arrival in Newark. The decision to divert the flight was made as a measure to handle a passenger who had become uncontrollable, with the plane scheduled to resume its route shortly after the situation was resolved.

The New York Post reported that the incident prompted a rapid response from the onboard team, with a rapid descent initiated and a squawk code 7700 issued to alert air traffic controllers of a critical in-flight situation. Controllers coordinated with emergency services on the ground for the landing at Bangor, where a security operation, including local law enforcement, was waiting as a precaution.

Specific details surrounding the passenger’s problematic behavior and the exact nature of the incident have not been revealed at this time. Both United Airlines and Bangor Airport have not responded to requests for comment on the incident.

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This incident underscores the challenges airlines and crews face in managing disruptive passengers and the importance of effective protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on board. Effective responses to emergencies of this type are crucial to minimizing the impact on passengers and flight operations.

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