A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner scheduled to fly from Houston Bush (IAH) to Newark International (EWR) this morning diverted for an emergency landing at New Orleans (MSY) due to an undisclosed technical problem.
United Flight 1146, with 174 passengers and 10 crew, landed without incident at New Orleans at 9:25 AM.
‘As per standard procedure when an emergency is declared, fire trucks met the airplane as it landed.
The airline was putting passengers on a different aircraft to get them to Newark.
The cause was not immediately disclosed.
“United will work with Boeing to review the diversion and determine the cause,” airline spokeswoman Christen David said in a statement.’
The plane is the newest of three Boeing 787s that have been delivered to United. This particular plane was delivered on November 20th.