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Jetliner makes emergency stop in Newark

Feb. 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM   |   Comments

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A United Shuttle Air Express jetliner made a safe emergency landing in Newark, N.J., Monday evening without its front wheels deployed, authorities said.

No injuries were reported among the 71 people on board following the plane's landing at Newark Liberty International Airport about 6:22 p.m. EST, fire officials and Port Authority officials told The (Newark) Star-Ledger.

The plane had been en route from Atlanta to Newark when hydraulic problems with its front landing gear were detected, the newspaper said.

Authorities shut down the entire airport during the incident, port authority officials said.

Television footage showed the plane came to a stop with the underside of its nose resting on the tarmac. Numerous emergency vehicles, including at least two ambulances, a crash truck and several police cars were at the scene.

The passengers were evacuated and taken by bus to a nearby terminal.

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