What to Know
- United Airlines Flight 800 made an emergency landing at Newark Airport Monday morning
- The plane, which was headed to Orlando, was only airborne for about 13 minutes, according to FlightAware data
- The crew reported smoke in the cockpit, necessitating the emergency, the FAA said
A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark Airport Monday morning after the crew reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit.
Data from FlightAware indicated the plane, United 800, which was headed to Orlando, was only airborne for about 13 minutes.
"The crew returned to Newark after it declared an emergency due to a report of smoke in the cockpit. No injuries were reported," the FAA said in a statement.
Multiple passengers took to Twitter to complain they could smell the smoke as well.
"Flight @united had to make #emergency landing in Newark airport after it took off. The cabin smelled like smoke/gas before it took off. @united should give everyone a refund," passenger Anthony Reznik tweeted.
Customer service representatives from United messaged a number of passengers via Twitter and asked them to reach out about the incident. The airline said in a statement it was working to get another plane to take the passengers to Orlando as quickly as possible.