FAA: Landing gear caught fire on United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport

Firefighters extinguished a fire on a runway of a United Airlines flight on Thursday.

Lanette Espy

Jul 21, 2023, 11:15 AM

Updated 327 days ago

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an unusual incident at Newark Liberty International Airport. They say a United Airlines flight was taxiing Thursday when the landing gear tire caught on fire around 5 p.m.
Firefighters extinguished the fire on the runway. The Boeing 787 had arrived from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
No one was injured and normal operations resumed at the airport, authorities say.
It’s unclear what caused the fire.


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