United Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing Tuesday night in Newark.

The plane was heading from Chicago to Paris when it turned around near Toronto and headed to Newark. In a statement, United confirmed there was mechanical issue on the flight and it appears there was also medical issue, CBS2 reported.

Audio of the incident could be heard on LiveATC.net.

Tower: “So is it considered a medical emergency?”

Pilot: “Yes, well we had a mechanical issue also with the shattered pilot’s windshield.”

United said it provided hotel rooms to the passengers and they will depart on a new flight Wednesday.

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