Sunday, November 26, 2017

United Airlines, Boeing 777-200, N225UA, Flight UA-961: Incident occurred November 26, 2017 at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), Newark, Essex County, New Jersey

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Passengers were stranded on the tarmac of Newark Airport for hours Sunday after a rough landing caused some of their plane's tires to blow out, officials said.

The United Airlines flight landed in Newark around 1:30 p.m. from Frankfurt, Germany. 

That's when several of the Boeing 777's tires blew out, according to officials.

"I almost went flying out of my seat," Briana Oakland said.

No one was reported injured, but several passengers were shaken.

"I was scared when we landed," Oakland said.

Heinz Roth said the landing was fine, but that it felt like the plane hit two large potholes. "That's when the tires popped," he said. 

The passengers were eventually bused from the plane to Terminal B.

They weren't seen leaving the airport until after 5:30 p.m. — more than four hours after the plane arrived. 

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NEWARK -  There were some tense moments onboard a flight arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday afternoon following an apparent issue with the plane's landing gear.

United Flight 961 out of Frankfurt was arriving shortly after 2 p.m. when passengers say they heard two popping sounds -- apparently the tires popping.

The pilot was able to stop the plane, and no injuries were reported.

Passengers waited on the runway for about an hour before they were able to deplane and were bused to the terminal.

They say extent of the impact in the cabin were just some magazines that were strewn about.

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