The United flight is diverted to Newark due to a "compression problem" after takeoff, while a Delta aircraft has to land due to a damaged cabin window
- A United flight was diverted to Newark Liberty after leaving the LaGuardia airport.
- Flight 657 radioed a compression problem shortly after takeoff
- The plane landed at the Newark airport only 15 miles away and was inspected
- The passengers then continued to the George Bush Airport in Houston.
- Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, flight 589 of Delta Air Lines was forced to make an emergency landing after suffering a broken windshield
- The window broke shortly after takeoff from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
- The airline confirmed that there was a problem with the seal of the First Officer's window & # 39;
James Gordon For Dailymail.com
A United Airlines flight ended up making an emergency landing even before it had traveled more than 15 miles.
The plane took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Tuesday morning, but ended up bypassing Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after a problem with the plane's compression system.
The Boeing 737 took off from LaGaurdia at 5:45 a.m. and landed in Newark "without incident" at 6:19 a.m, according to United Airlines, which described the problem as a "mechanical problem."
A United flight was diverted to Newark Liberty after leaving LaGuardia Airport. Flight 657 radioed a compression problem shortly after takeoff
The Federal Aviation Administration said the crew declared an emergency and reported a compression problem.
Fortunately, the affected passengers were able to board a different plane a few hours later.
The flight left Newark at 9:05 a.m. and landed at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston just before noon on the CDT.
"We apologize to our passengers for the inconvenience," United said in a statement.
The FAA is investigating.
In Minneapolis, Flight 589 of Delta Air Lines was forced to make an emergency landing after suffering a broken windshield
Meanwhile, at MidWest, a Delta Air Lines flight to Seattle had to make an emergency landing in Minneapolis due to a broken window in the cockpit.
Flight 589 departed from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday will only return about 15 minutes later, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
A spokesman for the airport said emergency vehicles encountered the Boeing 737 on the runway as a precaution, but no one was injured.
The passengers were transferred to another aircraft and returned to Seattle before 2 pm, according to Delta.
In both cases, there were no injuries and the passengers were simply placed on replacement aircraft that arrived at their destinations a few hours later than scheduled.