United Airlines said Flight 38 - a Boeing 737 - took off from Newark Liberty International Airport at about 4 p.m. and was headed to Omaha, Nebraska. The pilot declared an emergency during the flight and diverted to the nearest available airport, which was Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
The plane landed safely at about 5:30 p.m.
The flight tracking website FlightAware shows the plane turning around and landing in Cleveland.
One of the passengers on board posted on social media, saying "United Airlines 38 to Omaha is emergency landing in Cleveland because of an engine issue."
Landing in ten minutes. Pilot says it's gonna feel faster than usual because we're not using some flaps— Sam Ro (@bySamRo) April 28, 2016
Pilot just used "engine failure" and engine "okay" in the announcement #united38— Sam Ro (@bySamRo) April 28, 2016
There were 114 passengers and 5 crew members (2 pilots, 3 flight attendants) on board. Nobody was injured.
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