Plane makes belly landing at Newark airport

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 14:17

New York: All 34 people aboard a US Airways plane escaped unhurt when the aircraft made a belly landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after experiencing landing gear problem.

The US Express Flight 4560 was carrying 31 passengers and three crew members. US Airways spokesman Davien Anderson said no injuries were reported.

The flight, operated by Piedmont Airlines, took off from Philadelphia Friday night. The plane reported a landing gear issue upon approach to Newark and stuck with a holding pattern before landing on its belly yesterday morning.

Upon landing, passengers and crew members were evacuated. They were transported to the terminal where they gathered their luggage and departed the airport, Anderson was quoted as saying by CNN.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing. US Airways is fully cooperating with the National Transportation Safety Board, Anderson said.


First Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 14:17

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