Tuesday, February 28, 2012

United Flight in Emergency Landing Temporarily Shuts Newark; No Injuries Reported As Plane's Landing Gear Fails

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.


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