United Airlines Airbus A319 Emergency Landing at Newark

An United Airlines Airbus A319-131 (N816UA) was substantially damaged today when it landed at Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR) with its right hand main landing gear retracted.

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United Airlines flight UA634 was bound from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) to Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR). While on finals, the crew experienced problems getting the main gear down and locked. After the crew carried out a missed approach, a new approach was carried out to runway 04L. The airplane landed with the right main gear retracted and came to rest on the runway with the nr.2 engine touching the runway surface. The plane was evacuated using the emergency slides, no one was injured.

Source: aviation-safety.net

5 Responses to “United Airlines Airbus A319 Emergency Landing at Newark”


  1. 1 prop-er Jan 11th, 2010 at 8:22 am
  2. 2 max shorr Jan 12th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Is this A319-131 the same plane that was used by flight UA200 which arrived at ORD at 6:00pm on Jan 9th.

  3. 3 max shorr Jan 13th, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Thank you for your prompt response.

    I look forward to getting the answer.

  4. 4 Stevo Jan 14th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Yes it was

  5. 5 JetMechay Feb 26th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I believe United’s aircraft are 232’s. It would be A319-232. It’s interesting to note that the nose gear tires are completely off the ground…which would seem to indicate that once the plane touched down on the right engine, the pilot had no steering whatsoever. I would assume little or no braking either since the engine is probably going to slide better than the left main gear with brakes on. Then again momentum may have kept the nose gear firmly planted on the ground until the plane skidded to a stop, and then probably settled a little aft center of gravity which lifted the nose off the ground. Interesting. With evacuating passengers it’s not good to have a teetering aircraft. I wonder how that all went.

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