United flight lands safely in Oregon after tire blows during takeoff

Passengers onboard a United Airlines flight to Oregon suffered a bit of a scare Sunday night as the plane blew a tire during takeoff.

Flight 1551 from Newark Liberty International Airport landed safely at Portland International Airport around 10:30 p.m. local time, officials said. United said there were no reported injuries.

An unidentified passenger onboard the flight told Fox 12 Oregon that he heard a loud bang as they took off. The passenger said everyone on the plane acted professionally and there was no panic.

A United Airlines Boeing 767-322(ER) aircraft takes off from Zurich Airport January 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann - RC1E21A01200

A United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J. to Portland, Ore. blew a tire during takeoff.  (Reuters)

Port of Portland and Portland Fire officials were on standby to help the plane if needed, according to KATU-TV.

The airplane landed without incident, was towed to the gate and passengers deplaned normally, officials said.

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