Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Newark Airport; all 71 People aboard remain Safe

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Newark Airport; all 71 People aboard remain Safe

Newark : NJ : USA | Feb 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM PST
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At Newark Liberty Airport, a United Shuttle Air Express plane had to make an emergency landing on Monday; it had 71 people aboard. During approach, the flight reportedly lost hydraulic power to its front landing gear, said authorities. Following the incident, the Newark Airport authorities had to temporarily close the operations.

According to the details, the said commuter plane on its way from Atlanta to Newark suffered landing gear malfunction and after kidding on its belly; the plane came to halt on a runway. As mentioned above, luckily none of the people aboard (71) were injured. The incident occurred around 7 p.m., leaving the entire passengers with no choice but to evacuate the plane, via emergency chutes.

The Fire Department (Newark) officials informed the media later that two of the runways at the airport were reopened nearly an hour after the horrifying mishap that left all the passengers in shock. Officials further informed they feared the Embraer-170 Jet may catch fire after crashing into runway but luckily enough; it never happened so.

Officials also informed that on Tuesday, a team comprising of National Transportation Safety Board officers was expected to arrive in order to investigate the incident.

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 Embraer 170 Jet that made an emergency landing on Monday
Runways at Newark Liberty Airport remained closed for nearly 1 hour Monday; a United Shuttle Air Express fligh was forced to make an Emergency Landing
NadeemIftekhar is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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