(WTXF) A United Airlines flight carrying New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was delayed for hours after a passenger had to be removed from the plane.
San Francisco International Airport tells FOX 29 United Flight 1108 bound for Boston was taxing on the runway when it turned around and went back to the gate.
And in a statement within the last hour, Governor Christie's office said authorities removed a passenger from that plane at the request of United Airlines. The governor's people stress that Christie never interacted with that passenger and that contrary to some reports on social media that passenger never threatened Christie
The flight was delayed for about five hours.
United Airlines issued the following statement:
“United Airlines flight 1108 departed at 1:59 p.m. PST, just over five hours late, following a delay that resulted from a passenger not complying with crew member instructions. We will be reaching out to our customers individually to apologize.”