Aviation Photo #1638253 Airbus A319-131 - United Airlines

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United 634 from ORD-EWR landed runway 4L with its right main gear stuck in the up position
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    Bill Striffler
    United Airlines
    Airbus A319-131
    Airbus A319
    Airbus A319
    Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan)
    New Jersey
    January 10, 2010
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9 years ago
Why did they land if they had landing gear problems why coudnt they land in ACY it's a lower airline traffic airport as I live in Nj I know ewr it's my home town airport we aready have enough bad publicty from that security scare
9 years ago
In old colors?
9 years ago
As a major airport, EWR can handle better the emergencies than smaller airports. That´s why
9 years ago
Great photo, made by great access. To the other poster...ever hear of ARFF and how it is mandated by law at the different sized airports?
9 years ago
Just go for the hudson!
9 years ago
This was discussed in one of the forums. Safety is the #1 concern in a situation like this. Effect on delays is no consideration. EWR has longer runways and more emergency support capability so it was the clear choice for the emergency landing.
9 years ago
They probably have more maintenance options in EWR. Add to that longer runway(?) and better emergency equipment.
9 years ago
I guess they landed at EWR because, logistically, it was the easiest to land at. The pax were already bound for EWR so why divert, it would just displace crew pax and luggage. It's probably a lot easier to get the problems rectified at the busier airport, with larger maintenance facilities. Remember, this aircraft has to get back out of EWR again!
9 years ago
United has a maintenance hanger near the north end of the airport. The plane remained on Runway 4L for over 12 hours while airport management attempted to create a rigging system to hoist it up, pull the gear down, and tug it to the appropriate hangar. EWR has long runways, but JFK's are even longer by a few thousand feet in terms of usable landing distance.
9 years ago
While everything everyone who has posted so far has been right, I'll just throw in that ACY not only has shorter runways but is also prone to crosswinds... probably something you'd like to avoid during a gear up landing.

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