Plane diverted to Shannon Airport after 'bomb threat' message
A transatlantic flight has been diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland, after what is understood to be a bomb threat was found inside the plane.
United Airlines said flight UA971, from Rome to Chicago, had been diverted due to a "potential security concern".
Irish police have confirmed a message was found inside the plane.
There are reports in Irish media that it was found in a toilet and handwriting samples have been gathered from passengers.
The 207 passengers and 11 crew members disembarked the Boeing 767-330 at Shannon in County Clare at about 14:15 local time.
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