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Engine fire forces emergency landing for RDU flight

Posted April 28, 2015

— A United Express flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport made an emergency landing in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon after the right engine caught fire.

No injuries were reported among the 75 passengers and crew after flight 4882 landed at Philadelphia International Airport, officials said.

One passenger with a reported history of heart trouble was taken to the hospital as a precaution, officials said.

All flight activity at the airport was temporarily suspended due to the emergency landing.

Officials have not said what caused the fire.

Passengers whose final destination was Newark were transported from Philadelphia by charter bus. Those traveling internationally flew out of Philadelphia.


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  • Jacob Smith Apr 28, 2015
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    "Passengers whose final destination was Newark were transported from Philadelphia by charter bus."

    Wow - glad I wasn't one of those - a trip from Philly to Newark on a BUS? For the price of an airline ticket?

    Just goes to show how the airlines have used "terrorism" to be completely devoid of any concept of customer service - don't complain - else you will be "detained" - just take your bus ride, wrecked schedule, and "like it".

  • Mark Farmer Apr 28, 2015
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    the Series 400 is seats 78 passengers other versions are 100 and 200 are passengers 39, and the 300 has 50 seats. they have only made about 479 of the Series 400. same maker Pratt & Whitney of the crash TransAsia Airways Flight 235 (GE235/TNA235), but a slightly different and older version of the engine.

  • Bob Bucy Apr 28, 2015
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    Don't have a tail number, but flightaware shows that the aircraft on this flight is a de Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprop.

  • Mark Farmer Apr 28, 2015
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    So what plane model was it, and What Engine #? Tail Number?