NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Three United Airlines flights made emergency landings during the weekend, including two at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, officials say.
All three jetliners landed safely.
New York's WCBS-TV reported the Federal Aviation Administration said United Flight 409, bound from Newark for Seattle, had to turn back about 9:15 a.m. Sunday because of possible smoke in the cabin and cockpit. The port authority told the TV station there was a small amount of smoke that dissipated before the plane landed and there were no injuries reported.
Also Sunday, Houston's KHOU-TV reported United said mechanical problems on a Boeing 737 prompted the crew of Boston-bound Flight 1124 to return to Houston's Bush International Airport "out of an abundance of caution."
On Saturday night, United Flight 96 leaving Newark for Berlin made an emergency landing after the plane blew a tire on takeoff, possibly sending debris into an engine, causing a fire. The Boeing 757 circled for nearly 2 hours to dump fuel before landing without incident.