STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

United flight turns back to Ireland for 'security concern'

United Airlines

A United Airlines flight over the Atlantic has turned back and landed in Ireland because of what the airline called a "potential security concern."

Posted: Jun 11, 2018 2:21 PM

Ireland (AP) A United Airlines flight over the Atlantic has turned back and landed in Ireland because of what the airline called a "potential security concern."

A United spokeswoman said Monday that passengers and baggage would undergo more security screening before the flight resumes.

The spokeswoman is declining to give additional details about the security issue.

According to tracking services, Flight 971 was flying from Rome to Chicago and had just passed Ireland when it turned back and landed at Shannon Airport.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

6/11/2018 2:03:26 PM (GMT -5:00)

Huntsville
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 47°
Florence
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 45°
Fayetteville
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Decatur
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 40°
Scottsboro
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 39°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

 

Community Events