ROC Airport: United Express flight from Newark to Buffalo makes emergency landing in Rochester
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A plane enroute to Buffalo from Newark, N.J. with a significant fuel leak made an emergency landing at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport early Sunday evening.
Airport Director Andy Moore tells News10NBC the United Express flight was carrying 55 passengers. Moore says the pilot noticed a fuel leak on the aircraft’s wing. That’s when the flight was diverted to Rochester.
Video shared by Justin Abbott shows fuel pouring from the plane as it approaches the runway before landing safely on runway 422.
The plane then parked on the runway, and the airport shuttled passengers to the main terminal building on Brooks Avenue, according to Moore.
As a precautionary measure, ambulances were called to the scene but Moore said that there were no injuries reported.
Several emergency responders including Rochester Airport Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1636 were on scene.