A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, this led to a temporary suspension of all flights into and out of the airport.
United Airbus A319-100, registration N837UA performing flight UA-2098 from New York La Guardia to Houston Intercontinental with 128 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of La Guardia when it declared an emergency, reporting hydraulic issues.
The crew then quickly diverted the plane to Newark.
“Our pilots reacted quickly to ensure the safety of the aircraft and our customers, who deplaned using deployed slides after landing. There are no reported injuries and we’re making alternate arrangements to get our customers to their final destination as soon as possible.”
United said in a statement.
The aircraft suffered major damage as its left main gear axle was grinded into the asphalt, after both tires burst on landing. All passengers deplaned through slides and nobody suffered any injuries.
The Newark Airport said, about an hour after the incident that it had reopened to flights in and out. It warned travellers to check with their airlines with regard to any potential delays.
The FAA said it will investigate the incident.
On June 15, tires on a United Airlines Boeing 757 blew out as it landed at Newark, causing delays but no injuries.