October 17, 2019
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Amsterdam-bound flight makes emergency landing in Bangor

Julio Cortez | AP
Julio Cortez | AP
In this July 18, 2018, file photo, United Airlines commercial jets sit at a gate at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. A United Airlines flight with more than 200 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Maine. A United spokesman says a cabin pressurization issue diverted the Amsterdam-bound Flight 986 that had left San Francisco on Sunday afternoon to Bangor early Monday morning.

A United Airlines flight with more than 200 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Bangor.

A United spokesman said a cabin pressure issue diverted the Amsterdam-bound Flight 968 that had left San Francisco on Sunday afternoon to land in Bangor early Monday.

The spokesman said the 13 crew members helped 197 passengers safely deplane.

He said the airline was working to provide overnight accommodations to customers who would fly on Monday afternoon to Newark, New Jersey, and from there to Amsterdam, arriving Tuesday morning. Details about the cabin pressurization issue weren’t available.

A 2005 AP story exploring the Bangor airport’s role as a haven for diverted planes said the airport created from the former Dow Air Force Base is the last U.S. airport for outgoing flights to Europe.

 

Correction: An earlier version of this Associated Press report misstated the flight number for the plane diverted to Bangor International Airport.


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