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A United Airlines plane makes an emergency landing in Los Angeles due to a hydraulic problem

A United Airlines plane makes an emergency landing in Los Angeles due to a hydraulic problem

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The United Airlines logo is displayed in the check-in area at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 8, 2024.



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A United Airlines plane flying from San Francisco to Mexico City was diverted to Los Angeles on Friday after a problem with the plane's hydraulic system, the airline said. It was the airline's fourth emergency in a week, including a tire falling off on one flight and an engine catching fire on another.

The Airbus 320 plane, with 105 passengers and five crew members on board, landed safely and everyone disembarked at the gate, according to United and the Federal Aviation Administration. The agents were flown to Mexico City International Airport on a different aircraft, according to the airline.

The Airbus 320 was equipped with three hydraulic systems “for redundancy purposes,” and preliminary information showed the problem affected only one of those systems, according to United.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it would investigate the incident.

00:43- Source: CNN

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Friday's diverted flight was United's fourth emergency in a week, including an accident The engine that swallowed bubble wrap and caught fire in the air Another Monday A flight loses one of its tires after take-off on Thursday, and another plane slid off the runway into a grassy area on Friday.

“Each of these events is distinct and unrelated to each other,” United Airlines said in a statement.

United said: “We take every safety incident seriously and will investigate all incidents that occurred this week to understand what happened and learn from them.” “Much of this work is done in collaboration with manufacturers, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as well as with individual component manufacturers…Safety is our top priority, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our customers and employees safe.” security.”

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CNN's Ray Sanchez contributed to this report.