The hilariously named Newark Liberty International Airport was shut down for a while last night after a United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing, skidding on its belly after landing gear failed, as this excellent story in the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper reports. Passengers were terrified, naturally.
The 71 people on board were evacuated safely via the emergency chute.
The flight -- from Atlanta to that somewhat abrupt landing in Newark -- was operated for United by Shuttle America, a subsidiary of Republic Airways. The plane was an Embraer 170.