Shredded tire damages engine, forces United Airlines flight to abort takeoff

Shredded tire damages engine, forces United Airlines flight to abort takeoff

Shredded left landing gear tire is seen on United Airlines flight out of Newark International Liberty Airport on Christmas Eve, 2017; the tire damaged an engine and forced the takeoff to be scrapped CBS NEW YORK

NEWARK, N.J. -- A United Airlines flight blew a tire in its left landing gear, damaging the engine above it and forcing the pilot to abort the takeoff from Newark Liberty International Airport on Christmas Eve, CBS New York reports, citing police from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Damaged United Airlines Embraer 145 is seen on runway after aborting takeoff form Newark Liberty International Airport on Christmas Eve 2017 CBS NEW YORK
Forty-four passengers and three crew members were evacuated and no injuries were reported, police added.

The plane was a United Embraer 145, authorities said.