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Woman who pushed passengers, crew on LA-London flight not charged due to flying over Canada



Two United Airlines planes parked at the terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Aug. 24, 2012 in San Francisco.
Two United Airlines planes parked at the terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Aug. 24, 2012 in San Francisco.
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A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thanks to an unruly passenger.

Authorities say a female passenger apparently pushed other passengers and an airplane crew member, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Federal authorities did not charge the woman because the flight was over Canada at the time of the disturbance. Chicago police said they responded to the gate.

The flight arrived at O’Hare early Wednesday and was canceled after the incident. United-Continental spokeswoman Christen David says United 934 was diverted to Chicago at 1:21 a.m. David says passengers were switched to other flights.