United Airlines Plane Lands Safely in Newark, NJ After Panels Come Off Mid-Flight

By BRIAN MCBRIDE

PHOTO: United Airlines flight 557 landed safely at Newark Airport, New Jersey, after several panels came off in mid-flight on May 31, 2016.

A United Airlines flight landed safely at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after several interior panels fell down in mid-flight.

The problem occurred on United flight 557, a Boeing 767, on its way from Houston, Tuesday.

There were 214 passengers on board. No injuries were reported, according to a United Airlines spokesman.

Video from one of the passengers appears to show exposed wires on the ceiling as someone holds up the ceiling panel.

PHOTO: United Airlines flight 557 landed safely at Newark Airport, New Jersey, after several panels came off in mid-flight on May 31, 2016.
United Airlines flight 557 landed safely at Newark Airport, New Jersey, after several panels came off in mid-flight on May 31, 2016.

The plane is out of service and in maintenance, the company said.

The Port Authority said the plane touched ground but needed to take off for a re-landing.

There were no plane parts on the runway, the official added.

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