January 4th, 2011
01:28 AM ET

United Airlines flight diverted to Toronto

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Toronto late Monday after the plane's communication system began to malfunction, an airline official said.

Flight 940 never lost contact with air traffic control, according to United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson. The extent of the problem with the communication system wasn't immediately clear, but was bad enough the captain asked to divert, he said.

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  1. Rodney McKay

    Stargates.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • jasdk

      shall we send sg1?

      January 4, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcus

      Open the Iris!

      January 4, 2011 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Archangel

      Someone farted causing an imbalance in cabin pressure. Either that or they had one too many fat people on board, or worse yet, a fat person farted causing an imbalance in cabin pressure.

      January 4, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
    • wrinkle

      Who farted?

      January 4, 2011 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rodney McKay

    Trust me.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kirsten

    And we care why?

    January 4, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. jack

    meh

    January 4, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank

    United. Just another Fluggesellschaft mit einem knappen Budget. Sie brauchen, um die Junk fixiert.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. JB THE GRINDER

    YO YO YO IMMA WRITE A SONG ABOUT TORONTO YOUTUBE.COM/JBTHEGRINDER

    January 4, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
    • BimBum

      My goodness but we're in a seriously-intellectual mood, this morning -LOL!

      January 4, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank :)

    United. Just another airline on a tight budget. They need to get the junk fixed.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Ali Baba

      leck mein Arsch Du SchweinHund Geh zurueck zum Deutschland

      January 4, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
    • wrinkle

      don't fix my junk! oh, wait, its too late. saareh...

      January 4, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. LOW LYF

    MY FELLOW MACHINIST AT THERE BEST IF IT FLIES IN IT WILL FLY OUT MANTALITY

    January 4, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. NIXON IS THE ONE TO BLAME

    it was Nixon's fault.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joe blo

    sihts on person below! lol

    January 4, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • wrinkle

      thank you for the silly-internet-happy-time-shlt, Joe.
      or did you mispell this?

      January 4, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Marco

    Won't be me, I'll just hop up a step or two, Watch. Nope, I'm gettin' siht on, slow traffic.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. JJ

    More bird trauma?

    January 4, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Fiona

    Diverted from WHERE?

    January 4, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. alexei27

    worst story ever.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Chris

    One better: on Delta flight 1 from JFK to London. Took off an hour late and then after 2 hours in the air, returned to JFK because...the lavatories were not functioning. Sitting on the runway with no info.

    So much for American exceptionalism

    January 4, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
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