Flight Diverted to Logan

Authorities at Logan Airport say there is no indication terrorism was involved in the diversion to Boston this morning of a United Airlines flight from London's Heathrow Airport, bound for Washington DC.

United Flight 923 was escorted by two fighter jets and landed safely at Logan Airport at about ten this morning after the pilot declared an in flight emergency because of an unruly passenger.

George Nacarra, Logan Security Director for the Federal Transportation Security Administration is denying earlier reports that the female passenger — who is about 60 years old --was carrying suspicious items such as a screwdriver and a note referencing Al Qaeda. Naccara says the woman was claustrophobic and involved in some type altercation on the plane.

Authorities are questioning the 182 people and 12 crew members who were on board. They were taken away from the plane by bus. Luggage from the flight is on the tarmac and authorities have bomb sniffing dogs checking the lines of luggage and the plane.

This program aired on August 16, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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