In the early hours of this morning, a United Airlines Boeing 757 operating a flight between New York Newark & Fort Lauderdale declared an emergency.
United Flight New York-Fort Lauderdale Declares Emergency…
United Airlines flight UA2645 is a routine scheduled flight between New York Newark and Fort Lauderdale, with the affected rotation being operated by N67134.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N67134 is a 25.0 year old Boeing 757-200 that was delivered to Continental Airlines initially back in February 1999.
Once the merger was completed with Continental Airlines, the jet was handed over to UA in October 2010, where it has been since.
Of the 757-200 variant, United Airlines has 40 of them, of which 36 are in active service and four are currently parked, offering an average age of 27 years.
UA2645 departed New York Newark at 2046 local time and proceeded southbound in the direction of Fort Lauderdale.
Upon reaching the east of Charleston, the aircraft declared an emergency and commenced a heavy descent into the diversion field.
It is understood that the aircraft landed safely following this emergency, with there being no indication into the overall cause as of yet.
At the time of writing (1300 UK time), N67134 is still on the ground following this incident. Data from RadarBox indicates that the aircraft will be fixed and then repositioned back to New York Newark on January 27 to reenter commercial service again.
It is understood a replacement aircraft will be sent to pick up passengers from Charleston and to continue on to Fort Lauderdale later today.
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