SALT LAKE CITY -- United Airlines says a threatening note that diverted a plane mid-flight to Salt Lake City Thursday did not contain a reference to a bomb as officials reported earlier.
United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski says she can't disclose the contents of the note. But she says the threat was considered credible.
The 757 carrying 168 passengers and six crew was en route from Denver to San Francisco when the note was found by a flight attendant in the galley.
Earlier in the day, officials from the Salt Lake City International Airport and the FBI had cited reports of a bomb threat.
Urbanski says the plane has been searched by Transportation Security Administration officials and cleared. Flight 751 was scheduled to take off from Salt Lake City about 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Updated 5:00 p.m.
United flight diverted to Salt Lake City Airport after bomb threat
SALT LAKE CITY -- Airport officials say an airliner en route to San Francisco from Denver has been diverted to Salt Lake City following a bomb threat.
Salt Lake City Superintendent of Airport Operations Dave Korzep says the plane has been sequestered away from the terminal. He says the FBI and airport police are on scene searching the plane.
Korzep says the 193 passengers and six crew remain on board United Flight 741 and that there are buses waiting to transport passengers to the terminal when the all-clear is given.
Korzep had no details on the threat. The FBI in Salt Lake City said it couldn't confirm anything.
A United spokesperson says the flight was diverted as a precaution.
No injuries have been reported.