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Flight from London to Los Angeles diverted to Salt Lake City

Jul 26, 2022, 9:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:29 am
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FILE: A Virgin Atlantic flight traveling from London to Los Angeles made an unexpected stop in Salt Lake City Tuesday due to an unruly passenger. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A commercial airline flight traveling from Europe to Southern California was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

Virgin Atlantic Airlines flight 141 was traveling from London to Los Angeles. The flight was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport due to an “unruly passenger,” according to Salt Lake City International Airport spokesperson Nancy Volmer.

According to the Virgin Atlantic website, the flight landed in Salt Lake City at 4:41 p.m. According flightaware.com, the flight departed Salt Lake City at 7:28 p.m. It was expected to land in Los Angeles at 7:48 p.m. pacific time. 

According to Salt Lake City Police, the passenger had to be physically detained by other passengers and the flight crew. 

No information was provided on what specifically caused the flight to land in Salt Lake City.

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Flight from London to Los Angeles diverted to Salt Lake City