United Airlines flight from Guatemala diverted to Bush IAH due to medical, technical emergencies, official says

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HOUSTON – A United Airlines flight traveling from Guatemala was diverted to Houston Saturday evening due to medical and technical emergencies, officials said.

According to Flight Aware, the plane took off from La Aurora International in Guatemala City at 2:26 p.m. CST and arrived at Bush IAH’s Gate E20 at 5:39 p.m.

While details about the incident were limited, KPRC 2 reached out to United Airlines and the Houston Airport System for answers.

Augusto Bernal, Director of Communications, HAS, issued the following statement:

“United Airlines Flight 2007 was diverted to IAH. It was diverted for a technical and a medical condition.”

A spokesperson for United Airlines provided the following response:

“United flight 2007 from Guatemala City to Chicago landed safely in Houston (IAH) at 5:39 p.m. to address a medical situation, and is expected to re-depart shortly for Chicago.”