Monday, June 17, 2019

United Airlines, Boeing 757-200, N26123: Accident occurred June 15, 2019 at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), New Jersey

Hard landing causing blown tire and runway departure.

https://registry.faa.gov/N26123

Date: 15-JUN-19
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N26123
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 757-200
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL627
City: NEWARK
State: NEW JERSEY

Newark Liberty International Airport halted flights on Saturday while it worked to remove a United Airlines plane that landed on the runway with blown-out tires.

Flight 627 from Denver International Airport touched down on Runway 22 at 1 p.m. and veered to the left side of the pavement after several of its tires went flat, the Federal Aviation Administration wrote in a statement.

Tires on the plane's left main landing gear appear to have burst as the plane was landing, the agency said. The gear became stuck in a grassy area after the landing.

None of the plane’s 166 passengers needed to be taken to the hospital, United wrote in a statement. Those that had minor injuries refused medical attention from paramedics that were called to the site.

Newark Liberty halted all flights while passengers disembarked and the plane was towed off the airfield. 

Flights resumed about two hours after the incident but delays were expected to continue, the airport tweeted.

The FAA said the agency was en route to the site to begin an investigation. United said it was assessing the plane for damage.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.northjersey.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That aircraft will probably be a write off. The damage to the nose gear area is bad.