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Published on : Thursday, July 14, 2016
Same United Airlines flight had to make two consequent emergency landings in just two days. The United Airlines plane UA2081 was heading towards Chicago on Wednesday, 13th July but, the crew had to request for an emergency landing, moments after it took off. The flight initially took off from Edinburgh Airport around 2:22 pm local time.
The very same aircraft had to be diverted from the international airport at Heathrow in London to Edinburgh Airport as the crew encountered a fuel leak problem.
This time the aircraft was not carrying any passengers as the flight was being repositioned for commercial use again. According to the Edinburgh Airport officials, the second emergency landing did not cause any major impact.
After takeoff, the flight circled the Edinburgh Airport for 10 minutes before making the landing.
One of the United Airlines spokesman stated that the United Airlines flight UA2081, scheduled from Edinburgh to Chicago on 13th July, was just being repositioned and the flight had to return back to Edinburgh because of a mechanical issue.
Only one question arises in these circumstances, isn’t it little irresponsible for the United Airport authority to show the green flag to the faulty aircraft? The airline must ensure the safety of the passengers and should not clear aircrafts with mechanical flaws just to save money.