United flight bound for Chicago diverted to Ireland

United flight diverted after bomb threat discovered on board

United flight diverted after bomb threat discovered on board

An emergency was declared at around 12.45pm by crew members informing air traffic controllers that they wished to divert in Shannon.

A spokesman said: "United flight UA971 en route to Chicago from Rome, diverted to Shannon following a potential security concern". The Boeing 767-300 jet was about 200 kilometres west of Co Clare when the crew turned around.

Shannon airport implemented emergency procedures which involved alerting the local authority fire service, HSE National Ambulance Service and An Garda Síochána.

Irish police said United Airlines flight 971 landed at the Shannon Airport there "following a discovery of a message".

According to Gardaí, passengers have disembarked the aircraft and are in the process of being searched.

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Irish police have confirmed a message was found inside the plane.

It's believed that there had been a handwritten note claiming there was a bomb on board discovered in the toilet.

Gardaí are carrying out examinations of handwriting samples gathered from passengers while all hand luggage has also been screened.

According to the airline's website, the flight has been cancelled due to "security screening disruptions".

The flight's passengers will spend the night in Ireland and continue their trip Tuesday afternoon on board United Airlines Flight 2825.

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