Plane Forced to Make Two Emergency Landings in Kansas City
Passengers on United Airlines Flight 594 from Washington, D.C. to Denver, Colo., got more than they bargained for when the plane they were on was forced to make two separate emergency landings at Kansas City International Airport Tuesday night.
According to Brenda Washington of KMBC.com, United Airlines Flight 594 was first forced to land in Kansas City due to weather radar issues onboard the plane. All 142 passengers and crew members were unharmed and the plane managed to land safely at the airport.
Three hours later, the repaired aircraft was cleared to depart from Kansas City, but was once again forced to turn around and make another emergency landing at the airport after just 10 minutes in the air. The pilot reported hydraulic issues on the Airbus A-320, and the plane landed safely just before 11 p.m. local time.
Unfortunately, the plane was not cleared to fly again until proper repairs were made, and passengers were forced to rebook on other flights set to depart on Wednesday.
The report from KMBC.com indicates the passengers were frustrated that only two agents at the airport were available to help them, but officials from United Airlines did give customers hotel and food vouchers.
All customers were booked on flights to their destination by Wednesday morning.
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