SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 26, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A flight from London to Los Angeles was diverted Tuesday afternoon to Salt Lake City International Airport due to an “unruly passenger”, officials said. airport officials.
Virgin Atlantic flight VS141 from London Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles International Airport landed in Salt Lake City around 4:30 p.m., according to flight information. A passenger was removed from the plane by the airline and airport security, airport officials said.
“I can confirm that the flight from London to LAX was diverted to Salt Lake City, and it was because of an unruly passenger,” airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer told the Gephardt Daily. “I don’t know why they were unruly. … I know they were taken off the plane and the plane continued to LA”
Virgin Atlantic officials said the “disruptive passenger” was met by police at Salt Lake City International Airport.
“The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we do not tolerate any behavior that compromises this,” according to a statement from the UK-based airline. “We always want our customers to have the best experience when flying with us, and our cabin crew are highly trained to deal with anyone who may impact that experience for others.”
The plane remained on the ground in Salt Lake City for about three hours before resuming flight to LAX, according to flight information.
“We apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers on board,” the airline’s statement concluded.
Gephardt Daily will update this story with more information as it becomes available.