United Airlines plane lands safely in Newark after panels come off in mid-flight

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A United Airlines flight landed safely at Newark Airport Tuesday after several panels came off in mid-flight.

The problem occurred on United flight 557, a Boeing 767 on its way from Houston.

There were 214 passengers on board. No injuries were reported.

The plane is currently out of service and in maintenance.

The Port Authority says the plane touched ground but needed to take off for a re-landing.

There were no plane parts on the runway.