'Unruly passenger' forces Italy-bound flight to make emergency landing

SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) — A B-777 plane was seen circling above Tooele County and dumping fuel Thursday evening before it made its way to Salt Lake City for an emergency landing.

Flight 621 with Alitalia airlines started in LAX and was supposed to end in Rome, but according to a representative with Salt Lake City International Airport, an “unruly” passenger on the flight forced an emergency landing.

Airport officials said “dumping fuel” is a necessary move planes have to make before emergency landings. The plane has since landed at Salt Lake City International Airport.

 

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