Officials: United Airlines plane lands safely after fire

Officials say a United Airlines plane made a safe landing at Newark Liberty International Airport just after 8 p.m. Saturday night.One of the plane's tires

NEWARK - Officials say a United Airlines plane made a safe landing at Newark Liberty International Airport just after 8 p.m. Saturday night.

One of the plane's tires blew off during takeoff and flew into an engine, causing a fire. Officials say the plane circled the airport to burn off all of its fuel before landing.

The Berlin, Germany-bound plane had 173 passengers on board.

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