An unverified security threat forced a San Diego-bound flight to land in Portland, OR, on Saturday morning, but there were no injuries or damages.
Passengers told KFMB it was a “bomb threat” that caused the Compass Airlines plane that departed from Seattle to land in Portland at 9:30 a.m.
Compass Airlines said Flight 5733 was diverted due to “security concerns,” but offered no further details.
Passengers arrived at 3 p.m. in San Diego, KFMB said. Several passengers told the station that once in Portland they were taken off the Compass Airlines plane, which underwent a security sweep.
Once the plane was found to be safe, passengers re-boarded and the flight continued on to San Diego, KFMB reported.
A Port of Portland spokeswoman said authorities are investigating the incident, but “did not disclose details about the type of security threat the aircraft faced.”
— City News Service
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