SkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency

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Posted: May 27, 2015 10:30 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver that diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical emergency couldn't resume its journey because the plane required an inspection.

The Canadair Regional Jet 700 landed in Boise at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Airline spokeswoman Marissa Snow says it had to be inspected because it landed "overweight" due to the fuel that was still on board. She says the inspection found no damage.

Snow says some of the 68 passengers were put on other flights. The airline also dispatched another plane that was scheduled to leave Boise on Wednesday evening with the rest of Flight 6391's passengers.

Snow says the passenger with the medical problem was transported to a hospital. She declined to provide additional information about that person.