United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cleveland Due to 'Engine Issue'

The Omaha-bound aircraft was diverted because of an "engine issue."

Byby JEFFREY COOK and DAVID CAPLAN
April 28, 2016, 9:16 PM

— -- A United Airlines aircraft bound for Omaha, Nebraska, made an emergency landing in Cleveland Thursday less than two hours after departing from Newark, New Jersey, due to an undisclosed engine issue, the airline confirmed.

United Airlines flight 38, a Boeing 737, departed Newark Liberty International Airport at 3:41 p.m., and was scheduled to arrive in Omaha at 5:46 p.m. Central Standard Time, according to the airline's website.

But after the pilot declared an emergency, the flight landed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at 5:36 p.m. Eastern Time, according to United's website.

According to a United spokesperson, the flight -- which had 114 passengers and 5 crew members on board -- declared an emergency following an "engine issue." It landed without incident.

The spokesperson said the plane was being inspected.

The FAA also confirmed the incident, releasing this statement: "A United B737 flying from Newark to Omaha diverted and landed in Cleveland for a reported engine issue. The aircraft landed without incident. The FAA will begin an investigation."

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