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Not too many details have been released yet, but United Airlines flight UA20 has diverted to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flight from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) circled to dump fuel before heading to Chicago to handle an unruly passenger.
— SLCScanner (@SLCScanner) July 10, 2023
As reported above by @JonNYC on Twitter, the passenger in seat 11G was supposedly disruptive.
Houston to Amsterdam
Diverting to Newark
Passenger being disruptive and making threats towards crew. Situation under control.
Dumping fuel enroute to reduce landing weight. https://t.co/xhGsoIdbEB pic.twitter.com/udBGNydzEF
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) April 23, 2019
Coincidentally, a 2019 tweet from @TomPodolec (above) reported on another time this flight had to divert for an unruly passenger. We’ll need to wait for an official statement to confirm all that happened onboard this most recent flight.
I wonder if anyone captured any video onboard. I’ll update this story as more is released.
Anthony’s Take: Few details have been released around this incident. It will be interesting to see what the passenger did to cause this diversion.
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