ST. LOUIS – Company officials say a United Airlines Express flight headed to Chicago had to return to St. Louis as a precaution because of a screening issue.
GoJet Airlines, the regional carrier that operated Flight 7445, had a problem with its computers Friday morning, and had to use a manual system to check in passengers.
A spokesman for Trans State Holdings, which owns GoJet, says the computers started working again after the flight took off from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. That's when the airline learned the name of one of the passengers on the flight matched a name on the Transportation Security Administration's restricted passenger list.
The Trans State Holdings spokesman, Fred Oxley, says the flight returned around 8 a.m. as a precaution, and took off again around 9:30 a.m. after the airline determined the passenger was not the same person on the list.
The plane later landed in Chicago.