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(AP) – A United Airlines 737 flying from Seattle to Houston made an emergency landing in Idaho after one of its two engines apparently shut down.
Police say the airplane landed safely at the Pocatello Regional Airport just after 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.
The airline said the plane’s 116 passengers were waiting at the terminal for a replacement airplane to arrive, which was expected to happen Tuesday morning. The plane also had six crew members.
Pocatello airport manager David Allen tells KPVI-TV that an engine on the airplane shut down and Pocatello was the closest suitable airport to make an emergency landing.
United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm sent an email to The Associated Press saying the plane was diverted to Pocatello due to “an issue with an engine” that maintenance workers were reviewing.
United Flight 116 from Hong Kong is expected to land at 1:30 p.m. The man who has not been identified claimed he had ‘poisoned everyone on board,’ though it is not known what he meant. Passengers have restrained him while the plane is en route.
Passengers aboard a Newark-bound flight have restrained a man claiming to have “poisoned everyone on board.”
The United Flight 116 from Hong Kong landed in New Jersey around 2pm, according to flight data.
Authorities tell WABC there is no evidence anyone has been poisoned and they believe the man making the claim is emotionally disturbed.