United Airlines Makes Emergency Landing in Idaho

(AP) – A United Airlines 737 flying from Seattle to Houston made an emergency landing in Idaho after one of its two engines apparently shut down.

Police say the airplane landed safely at the Pocatello Regional Airport just after 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The airline said the plane’s 116 passengers were waiting at the terminal for a replacement airplane to arrive, which was expected to happen Tuesday morning. The plane also had six crew members.

Pocatello airport manager David Allen tells KPVI-TV that an engine on the airplane shut down and Pocatello was the closest suitable airport to make an emergency landing.

United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm sent an email to The Associated Press saying the plane was diverted to Pocatello due to “an issue with an engine” that maintenance workers were reviewing.

Passengers stranded in tiny Canadian airport

after Virgin Atlantic plane is forced to make emergency landing after ‘engine fails’ on flight from Heathrow to New York

Blankets required: Passengers were forced to sleep overnight at Gander Airport in Newfoundland, Canada

Blankets required: Passengers were forced to sleep overnight at Gander Airport in Newfoundland, Canada

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Virgin Atlantic passengers and crew travelling from London to New York have been stranded overnight in a small Canadian airport after making an emergency landing.

More than 250 people including children were said to be stuck at Gander Airport in Newfoundland after a ‘sudden fuelling issue and discrepancy’ forced the plane to land, one passenger revealed.

The problem was with flight VS25 from London Heathrow to New York John F. Kennedy Airport, and a replacement aircraft was being sent to take the crew and passengers onto their final destination.

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