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Newark Airport reopens after United flight was diverted and suffered landing damage

Newark Airport beset by flight delays and cancellations after a plane with brake problems made an unexpected landing, blew its tires and shut down the runway

  • At around 8.45am, Newark Liberty Airport announced there was an ‘airport emergency’ and no arrivals or departures were coming out 
  • It was forced to close after United Flight 2098 – an Airbus 319 – experienced a hydraulic issue and was diverted to the airport 
  • Once the flight landed on Runway 22L, the left main gear tires blew and the front landing gear was also damaged 
  • The damage resulted in the 133 people on board having to be evacuated and taken to Terminal C along with the crew 
  • They were able to get on another flight that took off at roughly 12.30pm 
  • Airport said facilities were reopened at 9.37am but warned to ‘expect delays’

Newark Liberty Airport was forced to temporarily shut down on Saturday after an ‘airport emergency’ involving a United Airlines flight. 

At around 8.45am, the airport announced that there was an ‘airport emergency’ and no arrivals or departures were coming in or out of the New Jersey airport. 

The airport tweeted that the facilities were reopened at 9.37 am but added to ‘expect delays.’ 

At around 8.45am, the airport announced there was an ‘airport emergency’ and no arrivals or departures were coming in or out of the New Jersey airport

The airport tweeted that the facilities were reopened at 9.37 am but added to 'expect delays'

The airport tweeted that the facilities were reopened at 9.37 am but added to ‘expect delays’

It was forced to close after United Flight 2098 - an Airbus 319 - experienced a hydraulic issue and was diverted to the airport. Once the flight landed on Runway 22L, the left main gear tires blew and the front landing gear was also damaged

It was forced to close after United Flight 2098 – an Airbus 319 – experienced a hydraulic issue and was diverted to the airport. Once the flight landed on Runway 22L, the left main gear tires blew and the front landing gear was also damaged

It was forced to close after United Flight 2098 – an Airbus 319 – experienced a hydraulic issue and was diverted to the airport. The flight had originally taken off from LaGuardia in New York. 

Once the flight landed on Runway 22L, the left main gear tires blew and the front landing gear was also damaged.

The damage resulted in the 133 people on board having to be evacuated and taken to Terminal C along with the crew, ABC News reports. 

The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association tweeted that there were minor injuries reported. 

The damage resulted in the 133 people on board having to be evacuated and taken to Terminal C along with the crew

The damage resulted in the 133 people on board having to be evacuated and taken to Terminal C along with the crew

The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association tweeted that there were minor injuries reported

The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association tweeted that there were minor injuries reported

There were said to be thunderstorms in the area, which also had an impact on flight times

There were said to be thunderstorms in the area, which also had an impact on flight times

While the airport did eventually reopen, there was still ‘residual delays’ well into the afternoon. 

One runway is also said to still be out of service. 

There were said to be thunderstorms in the area, which also had an impact on flight times. 

The United flight eventually took off at approximately 12.34pm and and is expected to land at roughly 3.49pm central time in Houston.  

While the airport did eventually reopen, there was still 'residual delays' well into the afternoon.

While the airport did eventually reopen, there was still ‘residual delays’ well into the afternoon.

The United flight eventually took off at approximately 12.34pm and and is expected to land at roughly 3.49pm central time in Houston

The United flight eventually took off at approximately 12.34pm and and is expected to land at roughly 3.49pm central time in Houston



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