San Diego-bound flight from Newark diverted to LAX

LOS ANGELES — A United Airlines flight headed from Newark, New Jersey to San Diego was diverted to Los Angeles Thursday night.

Flight 505 left Newark Liberty International Airport around 5:10 p.m. ET, according to the airline’s website.

The plane was diverted due to a mechanical issue, an airline spokesman confirmed, and landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport around 8:45 p.m. PST.

The flight then left Los Angeles at 9:45 p.m. and arrived at San Diego International Airport at 10:39 p.m.

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