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Disruptive, intoxicated passengers get Newark-bound United flight diverted to Maine

A Newark-bound United Airlines flight from London was diverted to Bangor, Maine, after two apparently intoxicated passenger caused a disruption on board.

A United Airlines flight traveling from London to Newark, New Jersey, diverted to Bangor International Airport because of unruly passengers on Friday, an airline officials said.


The two passengers who appeared to be intoxicated became disruptive, and both were removed from United Airlines Flight 883, upon landing late Friday morning in Bangor, the spokesperson said. They will be banned from future flights.

The plane, which originally had 150 passengers, later completed its trip to New Jersey.

Bangor Police Department officers were among those greeting the Boeing 767 when it landed. Two passengers were removed, and the FBI and Customs and Border Protection are handling the investigation, Bangor police said.

One of the individuals was detained after consultation with federal prosecutors, the FBI said. The FBI said the incident was not related to terrorism, but it declined to release further details.

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