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Mechanical Issues Force Emergency Landing of United Airline Plane at Newark Liberty International Airport


A United Airlines plane was rerouted to Newark International Airport after engine problems caused mechanical issues on the flight Wednesday evening.

According to preliminary reports, residents in Elizabeth heard several loud popping noises that shook windows on homes at around 10:05 p.m.

American Airlines offcials released the following statement: "United Airlines plane 1871 from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles returned to Newark due to a mechanical issue. The plane landed safely back at the airport just before 10:15 p.m. with no injuries reported".

United Airlines officials would not say if the lane had to release gasoline during the incident.

The incident is under investigation.