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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Houston


A United Airlines flight bound for Houston in Rio de Janeiro returned to Bush Intercontinental Airport for an emergency landing shortly after takeoff

HOUSTON– A United Airlines flight bound for Houston in Rio de Janeiro returned to Bush Intercontinental Airport for an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, the airline said.

Flight 129 returned to the airport on Tuesday evening due to a “mechanical problem”, according to a statement from United Airlines.

The airline did not describe the nature of the problem and an airport spokesperson did not immediately return messages for comment Wednesday morning.

The airline said the plane landed safely, the passengers got off and United Airlines made arrangements to get them to their destination.

Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported the plane was a Boeing 767 flying to Rio de Janeiro that departed Houston at 8:52 p.m. and returned to the airport, landing at 10:50 p.m.

ABC News

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