July 26, 2005

London-bound United flight diverted, gets all clear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Los
Angeles to London was diverted to Boston after flight crews
reported suspicious behavior and three passengers were
questioned and released, the airline said on Tuesday.

"The three were questioned by local authorities and
released," said United Airlines spokeswoman Robin Urbanski.
Flight 934 had been cleared to continue, she added.

"A few hours into the flight, the crew noticed some
potentially suspicious behavior on the part of three passengers
and made the decision to divert to Boston around 3:36 a.m.
local time," Urbanski said.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Jennifer
Peppin said the FBI also interviewed the three passengers.