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. phil

    You should have been around in the 50s and 60s before airflght controllers had sophisticated equipment. Many fight's were rerouted, not every single one of them made the front page though. Why do you suppose even the slightest mishap concerning air travel gets so much air time?

    January 4, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. LOW LYF


    January 4, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. LOW LYF


    January 4, 2011 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    One better...about 20 yrs. ago near LAX, a man was killed when an airliners lavatory dump froze and a frozen turd ball crashed through his roof hitting him in the head. The man was sitting on his toilet.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dale

    @phil: cool story bro.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. mikey

    Na i filled the tanks just before we took off and nobody else could hold it till we landed 🙂

    January 4, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    @Dale, thank you very much.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. LOW LYF


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  9. Bill Orlly?

    what a crappy way to die.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rodney McKay

    We're waiting on word from SGC.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    It's a true story. People were joking that LAX needed to be renamed ex-LAX.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    If we had DNA technology back then, we could have returned the turd ball to it's proper owner.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. qwerty

    A warning to all cnn userd: someone has been stealing peoples names and posting pro gay comments making effectively turnig cnn into a gint gay joke. this behavior need to stop! boycot cnn util they do something!

    January 4, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • qwerty too

      I agree with with you. There are one or two people on these CNN blogs using multiple screen names posting jibberish. Everyone needs to start hitting the "Report Abuse" on them. Eventually CNN will block them. I've been reporting all of them lately. I don't even enjoy coming to the blogs anymore because of it.

      January 4, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    "Mr. Wilson, is this your turd ball?" Umm no man, I was holding it the whole time man. BUSTED

    January 4, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bill Orlly?

    Hmmm.. Was the flight from hawaii? it could have been sherris love interest.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
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