Chicago bound United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport

Published on : Tuesday, July 12, 2016

United AirlinesUnited Airlines Flight 929, which took off from London had to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport.  The plane was bound for Chicago.


The Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which left London at 07:02 (local time), had to take a diversion after it began leaking fuel. It landed at Edinburgh just before 10:00 after circling above Scotland dumping fuel. The flight was flying at 26,000 feet when the glitch occurred.


For the passengers heading towards Chicago, United Airlines is arranging for contingency plans, to continue their journey.


Officials said that all 119 passengers and 11 crew are safe and well. Other flights in and out of Edinburgh Airport were unaffected by the emergency.


A United Airlines spokesman said that the service team is providing assistance to the customers of flight UA929 at Edinburgh Airport.


The Airlines has apologised to the travellers for the inconvenience caused due to the technical glitch.

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