DENVER (CBS4)– A United Airlines flight bound for San Diego was diverted to Denver International Airport for a possible security scare Wednesday evening.
United Airlines flight 1243 from Newark landed at DIA and all passengers de-boarded the plane for about 2½ hours while the plane was searched.
Passengers apparently spotted something suspicious which prompted the emergency landing.
“It was like a buzzing alarm system or an oven alarm and the seat had to be ripped apart,” said passenger Phyllis Jones.
“When you hear anything like ‘suspicious package’ these days, you don’t know what to think. We were a little worried to say the least,” said passenger Jim Amos.
The device was considered to be harmless but officials have not confirmed what it was.
Passengers were allowed back on the plane after the security sweep and the flight continued to its San Diego destination. The FBI investigated the incident.