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Rochester-bound plane lands safely after mechanical issue

WHECTV
Updated: February 20, 2020 11:21 PM
Created: February 20, 2020 10:44 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A United Airlines flight arriving in Rochester Thursday night had a few tense moments before landing without incident.

United Airlines 4363 from Newark was on its descent around 9:30 p.m. when the crew realized they couldn't extend the wing flaps, which help slow the plane during landing. It was declared an Alert 2.

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There were 52 people on board.

The pilot was eventually able to land the plane without incident.

Airport firefighters checked for hot brakes, but say no other assistance was required.


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