Flight To Vegas Diverted Over Mask Squabble

Plane Landed In Omaha Due To Passenger's Non-Compliance

Mitch Kelly
September 16, 2020 - 5:23 am
United Airlines workers load cargo onto a plane at San Francisco International Airport on July 08, 2020 in San Francisco, California.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to Las Vegas had to be diverted to Omaha Wednesday.

The airline said it stemmed from a disagreement with a passenger over wearing a face mask. 

Law enforcement was waiting for the man when the plane got to the gate in Omaha and there were no other problems. Once the man was whisked away, the plane continued on to McCarran Airport without any further incident