United flight to Newark makes emergency landing in Denver for mechanical issue

 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 


United AirlinesA United Airlines flight bound for Newark had to make an unscheduled stop in Denver due to a mechanical issue, officials said.


Flight 1640, a Boeing 757-200 that originated in Los Angeles, landed safely in Colorado at 11:43 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time and passengers exited normally, according to United.


United Airlines 1640 from LAX to EWR diverted to DEN because of “fumes or peculiar smell” on plane and the flight landed without incident.


It then departed Denver at 1 p.m. and is due to touch down at Newark Liberty International Airport at 6:43 p.m. local time.


The flight, which took off from Los Angeles at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, was originally scheduled to land in Newark at 4 p.m. local time.


NBCNewYork,com reported that the plane had to be diverted to due “fumes” or a “peculiar smell.”


The Federal Aviation Administration didn’t immediately return message from NJ Advance Media seeking information.


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