Second United Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Newark Airport
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A second United Airlines plane in as many days had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty Airport.
United Flight 409 bound for Seattle had to turn back Sunday morning after reports of possible smoke in the cabin and cockpit, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Port Authority told WCBS there was a minor smoke condition. The smoke dissipated before the plane landed safely.
The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. No injured were reported.
Saturday night, a different United flight heading to Berlin, Germany had to make an emergency landing. The plane blew a tire on take-off, possibly sending debris into the engine.
In a statement, the airline said the Boeing 757 “experienced a mechanical issue with an engine.”
The plane had to circle for nearly two hours to dump fuel before making the safe emergency landing.
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