NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A United Airlines plane was sent back to the gate at Newark Liberty International Airport Wednesday, after flames were reported in the landing gear.
United Airlines Flight 70, a Boeing 757 aircraft, reported a landing gear problem while on the taxiway at the airport waiting to depart for Amsterdam, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
An aircraft behind the United plane reported flames on the United planeâs landing gear at 6:20 p.m., the FAA said. There did not actually turn out to be flames.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
Other reports indicated a smoke condition that appeared to be near the airplaneâs brakes.
Airport firefighters responded, and the aircraft will be towed to the gate, the FAA said.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
A total of 135 passengers were on board, as well as crewmembers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told 1010 WINS.