FBI and FAA investigating unruly passenger removed from United flight in Chicago

(CNN) — The FBI and FAA are investigating an incident involving an “unruly passenger” aboard a commercial flight that sent two passengers and a flight attendant to hospital.

United Airlines said a “disruptive customer” on board Flight 476 from San Francisco was “evicted by law enforcement” after the flight landed in Chicago early Sunday morning.

“A member of the flight crew has been taken to hospital for evaluation,” United said in a statement to CNN. “We are grateful to our team for handling this difficult situation professionally and for putting the safety of our team and our customers first.”

“United Airlines Flight 476, a Boeing 777-200, landed safely at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday after the crew reported an unruly passenger,” the statement said. FAA in a statement.

Chicago police said a total of three people aboard the flight were taken to Resurrection Hospital “for observation”, adding that no criminal charges have been filed.

“The FBI is currently investigating this incident,” Chicago police said in a statement.

CNN has contacted the FBI as well as the Flight Attendants Association which represents United workers.

Top image: The United Airlines terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is seen in this file photo. (Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images)

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