United Airlines fight diverts to San Francisco after alleged ‘bomb threat’

A United Airlines flight destined for Vancouver was forced to divert to San Francisco on Monday evening after an alleged bomb threat interrupted the flight.

Flight UA1909 took off from Los Angeles around 7.15pm local time but just three hours into the flight the plane turned around and landed at San Francisco International (SFO) airport.

An SFO duty manager told ABC7 News that a passenger aboard the flight announced a bomb threat, prompting the unexpected landing.

According to FlightRadar24, the plane was near Oregon when it made the U-turn.

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