Ceiling panels fall as United flight has ‘bouncy’ landing at Newark
Passengers said that ceiling panels fell on board a plane that "bounced" upon trying to land at Newark Liberty International on Tuesday.
One of the 214 passengers on board told NBC 4 New York that it took three times for United flight 557 from Houston to finally land. The plane "skipped" on the runway during its first attempt, causing the pilot to pull back up, the report quoted the passenger saying.
The panels crashed into the aisle of the Boeing 767 during an even rougher second try at landing, according to the passenger, who was not identified in the report. After circling the airport for 30 minutes the plane successfully on its third try.
United Airlines in a statement to the station acknowledged the incident and said there were no injuries from the incident. The plane was put out of service for repair.