“The aircraft landed safely in Newark with 189 passengers and 16 crew members on board,” said United spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm. “Five crew members sustained injuries. Our team in Newark is reviewing the event.”
The five flight attendants suffered what appeared to be minor injuries, though one complained of severe back pain, Marsico said. They were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
There was no damage or any other injuries reported on United Flight 89.
The aircraft is a Boeing 777-200.