Posted: Aug 10, 2010 10:34 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 10:36 AM
United Airlines says one of its jetliners made an emergency landing in Omaha after the pilot noticed an engine vibration.
Spokeswoman Sarah Massier said Tuesday that Flight 230 landed at 11:45 p.m. Monday, cutting short its flight from Denver to Des Moines, Iowa. She says it landed without incident, and no injuries were reported among the 118 passengers and five crew members. Some of the passengers were bused to Des Moines, some sought seats on other Des Moines flights and some spent the night in Omaha, at United's expense. Massier didn't have totals.
She says mechanics examined the twin-engine Airbus 319, but she didn't know whether repairs had been made or whether the plane had yet left Omaha's Eppley Airfield.