Unruly passenger diverts flight to Denver

Aug. 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A United Airlines flight bound for Chicago from San Francisco was diverted to the Denver International Airport because of an unruly passenger, authorities said.

The flight landed at DIA at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday, The Denver Post reported.

Jenny Schiavone, a DIA spokeswoman, said she was unsure of what kind of disturbance was caused.

This was the second flight in a week to have to be diverted to Denver because of an unruly passenger, The Denver Post said.

On Aug. 19, a JetBlue flight from New York to Los Angeles, was diverted after a passenger, identified as Marcus Covington, 32, of Chicago, allegedly fondled a pregnant woman, officials said. He also allegedly threatened a flight attendant, other passengers and police officers after being taken off the plane.

Covington was charged with interference with a flight attendant and abusive sexual contact on an aircraft for the incident and has a trial date set for Oct. 15.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
Immigrant who shot S.F. woman was deported 5 times in the past, police say
5-year-old Florida girl killed by leaping sturgeon
Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in months
Stonie upsets Chestnut at Nathan's annual Hot Dog Eating Contest