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A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark. A video appears to show sparks coming from the plane after takeoff

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft landing at London Heathrow International Airport in August 2019. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday.
The Boeing 777-200, set to fly to Brazil, circled over the Atlantic beforehand to burn off fuel.
The airline said the plane had experienced a mechanical issue, possibly with a hydraulic pump.
A United Airlines flight with 256 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday after experiencing a...
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A JetBlue plane went over Hurricane Fiona on its flight from the Dominican Republic to Newark

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The JetBlue flight from Punta Cana to Newark traveled over the hurricane. FlightAware
A JetBlue flight traveled above Hurricane Fiona on Monday in an unusual flight path, per WaPo.
Airline consulted the FAA and its meteorologists for the flight path, a spokesperson told the Post.
FlightAware data shows it flew at 30,000 to 34,000 feet, as storm clouds reached 45,000 feet.
Airlines usually go to great lengths to ensure their planes avoid large storms, but sometimes there is a way around the problem. In the case of a JetBlue flight from Punta Cana to Newark on Monday, the solution was to go...
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