ExpressJet flight makes emergency landing at Toronto Airport after changing 3 flights

Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

ExpressjetAn ExpressJet flight had to make an emergency landing in Rochester while traveling from Newark Liberty International Airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport Thursday.


Passengers travelling by the flight told the media that, they were on three planes on Thursday. All of the planes were for Express Jet, which is a regional airline affiliated with United Airlines.


Elie Chemtob, a passenger from New Jersey said that, it was the longest day of her life. She added that, two emergency landings mechanical failure smoke on a plane, both planes chased by ambulance fire engine while landing.


The first plane departed from Newark, but had to return to the airport a short time later for unspecified reasons. The passengers were then transferred to a second plane, all boarded, and then were told they had to depart that plane. A reason was not given for this departure either.


All the passengers then boarded a third plane, an Embraer 145, which left Newark and made it to Rochester airspace. Unfortunately the 50-passenger plane then filled with smoke, so the plane had to make an emergency landing at the Greater Rochester International Airport.


ExpressJet released a statement Thursday afternoon in relation to the errors. ExpressJet flight 4199-25 from Newark to Toronto, operating as United Express, returned to Newark earlier today due to a mechanical issue.We accommodated our customers on another aircraft and the flight re-departed for Toronto this afternoon and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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