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Two ‘Drunk’ Passengers Force New Jersey-bound United Airlines Flight to Land in Maine


Two unruly passengers forced a New Jersey-bound United Airlines flight to land early in Maine, an airline official said.

According to flight tracking site FlightAware, United Airlines Flight 883 took off from London Heathrow at 7:52 a.m. on Friday.

On the way to Newark, New Jerseyan airline spokesperson said two passengers who appeared to be intoxicated began disrupting things.

The Boeing 767, carrying 150 passengers, veered off course and landed at Bangor International Airport in Maine at 9:59 a.m. (2:59 p.m. GMT).

The spokesperson said the two men were subsequently deported and would be banned from future flights.

Officers with the Bangor Police Department confirmed that two passengers were deported and that the FBI and Customs and Border Protection were investigating.

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The FBI added that one of the individuals was arrested after consultation with federal prosecutors.

They added that the incident was not terrorism-related, but declined to release further details.

FlightAware says the flight took off from Bangor almost two hours later at 11:34 a.m. (4:34 p.m. GMT) and landed at its original destination at 12:46 p.m. (5:46 p.m. GMT).


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