United 787 Tel Aviv-Newark Diverts to Stewart: Severe Turbulence

United 787 Tel Aviv-Newark Diverts to Stewart: Severe Turbulence
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Late last night, a United Airlines Boeing 787 operating a flight between Tel Aviv and Newark diverted to Stewart due to severe turbulence causing injuries.

It is understood that this diversion was met by emergency crews due to injuries onboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

UA85 – Tel Aviv to Newark: Stewart Diversion…


United 787 Tel Aviv-Newark Diverts to Stewart: Severe Turbulence
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United 787 Tel Aviv-Newark Diverts to Stewart: Severe Turbulence
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United Airlines flight UA85 is a routine scheduled flight between Tel Aviv and Newark.

The affected rotation involved in the incident in Stewart is registered as N14016.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N14016 is a 2.0 year old Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in December 2022.

Of the 787-10 variant, United Airlines has 21 of them, of which all are in active service.

UA85 departed Tel Aviv at 1305 local time yesterday afternoon and proceeded westbound to Newark.

All seemed normal until the aircraft attempted an approach into EWR.

During it’s approach, the aircraft suffered severe turbulence, and even prompted a go-around on the first landing attempt.

With the turbulence being so severe, the crew operating the flight from Tel Aviv to Newark opted to divert to Stewart instead.

United Airlines flight UA85 landed into Stewart safely without further incident.

Injuries & Sickness Reported Onboard…


Photo Credit: New Windsor EMS.

New Windsor EMS said that they have sent seven passengers to hospital with minor injuries following the event.

It is also understood that 15 people were treated on site who complained of nausea, vomiting, anxiety & motion sickness.

Once the incident was under control, United Airlines flight UA85 initially from Tel Aviv, departed Stewart for Newark.

N14016 landed safely into EWR around 20 minutes after departure.

As soon as more information comes through regarding this incident, then we will update this article.

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