Virgin Atlantic flight diverted to SLC due to unruly passenger
SALT LAKE CITY — A Virgin Atlantic flight was diverted to the Salt Lake City International Airport Tuesday afternoon due to an unruly passenger.
Salt Lake police say the passenger had been physically detained by other passengers and flight crew members onboard the plane — which was headed from London to LAX.
Once the plane landed in Salt Lake, the passenger was removed from the plane and the flight continued on its way.
Police did not say whether the individual was arrested.
A Virgin Atlantic spokesperson said, “Due to a disruptive passenger onboard flight VS141 operating from London Heathrow to Los Angeles on Tuesday 26 July, the aircraft diverted to Salt Lake City to be met by police authorities. The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we don’t tolerate any behavior that compromises this. We always want our customers to have the best experience when they fly with us and our cabin crew are highly trained to deal with any individuals that may impact that experience for others.
“The flight continued to Los Angeles arriving just before 20:00 local time with an arrival delay of approximately four hours. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers onboard.”
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