United flight makes emergency landing in New Jersey

A United Airlines flight heading from New York to Houston made an emergency landing and blew out two tires at New Jersey's Airport on Saturday. Inflatable slides were used to deplane passengers on the runway. No major injuries were reported.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Newark Airport © CBS New York


 A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark Liberty Airport after suffering problems on takeoff at LaGuardia airport in Queens.

  Passengers were deplaned via slides, according to the FAA, but the number of passengers aboard the plane is unknown. They were taken by bus to Terminal C.

United spokesperson said in a statement that the plane experienced a "mechanical issue upon take-off."

"Our pilots reacted quickly to ensure the safety of the aircraft and our customers," the statement read.

  According to the FAA, passengers on the flight were deplaned via emergency slides.

 “United 2098, an Airbus A319, landed on Runway 22L at Newark Liberty International Airport today at 8:46 a.m. The crew reported a brake problem. The two left main tires blew when landing. Runway 22L remains closed at this time. Passengers were deplaned via slides. The flight departed LaGuardia Airport en route to Houston. The FAA will investigate. Contact the airline for passenger information. We will update this statement when more information becomes available,” the statement reads.

  This is the second incident in two weeks that has caused the airport to shutter after the tires on a United Airlines  jet blew out as it landed at Newark earlier this month.

  Newark Liberty Airport has reopened after grounding all flights, The FAA said.

  “Airport reopened. Expect delays. Please check with your carriers,” the airport tweeted at 9:37 a.m., followed by another tweet around 10:20 a.m. with further explanation.

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