United Airlines had another bad day, Tuesday, when another incident occurred. A Boeing 757, Flight 1165, Newark, New Jersey, to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Pennsylvania after pilots noticed smoke in the cockpit. The plane was diverted to Lehigh Valley International Airport, about 65 miles northeast of Philadelphia and landed safely.
No injuries were reported. Late Tuesday, the company made a statement and specified the smoke was in the lavatory, not in the cockpit. Hotel accomodation was provided for the passengers. United also took care to help them resume their travels on Wednesday. The incident will be technically investigated. To remember, earlier this month in another incident part of a plane's engine fell apart in midair leaving metal pieces flapping in the wind.
Pilots in a plane cockpit
United Airlines is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Its main competitors are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines. United is the official airline of the New York Giants. United sponsors six of Chicago's seven major professional sports teams: the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, the Chicago Sky, and the Chicago White Sox.