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United flight makes rough landing at Denver airport, no injuries reported

Posted at 7:01 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 09:01:10-05

DENVER — Crews at Denver International Airport responded to reports of a mechanical issue on an arriving United Airlines flight Sunday after the plane experienced a rough landing.

United Flight 2429 from Newark, New Jersey to Denver landed safely on runway 17R just after 7 p.m., airport officials said. No injuries were reported.

It is not clear yet what caused the issue. However, some passengers tweeted that a problem with the landing gear arose as the Boeing 737-800 made contact with the runway.

Images shared by Twitter user @StarrLeland appears to show the left engine resting on the runway.

The Twitter user praised United's staff for how they handled the situation.

Passengers deplaned using a stairway that was driven over to the aircraft by ground crews and bused to the terminal.

DIA officials said the incident should have only a small impact on airport operations.

United Airlines issued the following statement regarding Sunday's incident:

"United flight 2429 from Newark, New Jersey to Denver experienced a mechanical issue upon landing. All customers have been bused to the terminal where our customer service teams are currently assisting them. The aircraft has been taken out of service and is being inspected by our maintenance teams."

This story was originally published by Robert Garrison on KMGH in Denver.