Passenger trapped in bathroom forces SFO-bound flight to make emergency landing

A United passenger got stuck in the worst seat on the plane.

On Flight 1554 from from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco Wednesday night, a woman was trapped in a bathroom with a jammed door, forcing the aircraft to make an unscheduled stop at Denver International Airport.

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On the ground in Denver at 7 p.m., firefighters opened the inoperative door, freeing the woman “who was embarrassed, but otherwise unharmed,” according to CBS News.

The flight departed Denver at 9:30 p.m. and arrived at SFO at about 11 p.m.

“We are reaching out to all customers onboard and the customer in the lavatory to apologize,” United Airlines said in a statement.

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