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‘Unruly passenger’ forces flight to Italy to make emergency landing in Salt Lake City

Posted at 8:07 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 15:16:46-04

SALT LAKE CITY — An international flight made an emergency landing in Salt Lake City Thursday night due to an “unruly passenger”.

The B-777 plane was seen circling above Tooele County and dumping fuel Thursday evening ahead of the 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 eventually landed at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The video below tracks the plane’s flight over Tooele while an accompanying video shows the plane itself.