Flight to LAX diverted, passenger removed after causing disturbance

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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A passenger disturbance on a commercial flight forced a United Airlines plane that was heading to Los Angeles to be diverted to Denver.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Another disturbance on a commercial flight forced a United Airlines plane that was heading to Los Angeles to be diverted to Denver.

United Flight 2649 was enroute from Chicago to Los Angeles International Airport Monday night when there was a report of a passenger disturbance on board.

Law enforcement officials in Denver removed the passenger and the flight continued to LAX.

Meantime, the Federal Aviation Administration says it has received more than 3,400 reports of unruly behavior by passengers since the beginning of the year. About three-quarters of the cases involve passengers refusing to wear face masks.