Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Interior Panels Come Loose Midflight
Photo via Twitter
On Tuesday, a United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in New Jersey when several interior panels in the plane came loose and fell during the journey.
According to ABCNews.com, United Airlines Flight 557 was en route from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport when the interior pieces inside the cabin came loose, exposing the insulation and wires underneath.
United Airlines released a statement saying that there were 214 passengers on the flight, but that there were no reported injuries. The FlyerTalk Twitter account shared an image of the interior pieces missing:
The Boeing 767 attempted to land at Newark Liberty International Airport and the plane touched ground, but was forced to take off again and attempt another landing. Authorities said there were no plane parts found on the runway once the United Airlines flight finally landed safely.
The plane was immediately taken out of service and is currently undergoing maintenance.
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