Tornado warning diverts Denver-bound flight from Germany to Salt Lake City

Posted at 7:34 AM, Aug 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-12 10:22:27-04

SALT LAKE CITY - Nearly 400 passengers coming from Frankfurt, Germany, were stranded at the Salt Lake International Airport overnight.

The Lufthansa flight was originally headed to Denver but high winds and tornado warnings made the trip too dangerous.

Airport officials say these passengers weren't able to fly to their destination overnight because the crew had reached their flying limit and needed a break before they could fly again.

Many of the passengers were grateful for the hospitality and it even worked out better in some cases, like for some who were headed to Idaho.

For passengers still headed to Denver, Lufthansa provided buses to take people back to Colorado, though many said they would try to find different flights or other means of getting home.