United Airlines Flight 923 makes emergency landing at Logan International Airport

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

United Airlines Flight 923 from London to Washington D.C. made an emergency landing at Boston's Logan International Airport following the pilot declaring an in-flight emergency.

The flight had 182 passengers and 12 crew members on board.

A spokesman for Logan International Airport, Phil Orlandella, said the flight was guided to Boston by two fighter jets.

A 59-year-old woman from Vermont, evidently suffering from claustrophobia, created an on-board disturbance and had to be restrained by passengers.

The spokesman for United Airlines said that the pilot for the flight declared an in-flight emergency.

Massport spokesman says that the passengers were removed from the plane and their carry-on items were inspected.