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A United flight from Newark to Los Angeles had to return to the airport Wednesday when...A United flight from Newark to Los Angeles had to return to the airport Wednesday when an engine failed after takeoff. No one was injured, but passengers described the frightening experience and posted videos of sparks coming from the engine. Passengers were accommodated on a later flight on a different plane. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A United flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Los Angeles was forced to return to the airport on Wednesday when an engine failed shortly after takeoff. United flight 1871 had just taken off from Newark when sparks appeared to come from the right wing and the engine stopped running, passengers said on Twitter. "Most terrifying experience of my life," passenger Nicole Adamo said on Twitter. "Flight delayed 2 hours for Maintenance issues. Flight takes off, Right wing of the plane (where I'm sitting in the aisle seat) sparking & now one engine failed. They're making announcements but i can't hear anything b/c people are screaming." According to United, the plane landed safely at Newark and passengers were able to deplane. "United 1871 from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles returned to Newark due to a mechanical issue," a United spokesperson told USA Today. "The flight landed safely and passengers deplaned normally. We are working on changing aircraft to get our customers to their destination as soon as possible." No one was injured in the incident, another United spokesperson told Business Insider, and passengers were accommodated on a later flight on a different plane. The original plane is being inspected by maintenance teams. Another passenger, who identified herself as "Gabby," posted video that she said was from the flight. Earlier this week, a Delta flight made news when it suffered a similar engine failure upon takeoff from Los Angeles and dumped fuel on a residential neighborhood as it returned to the airport. A United spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that the Newark flight did not eject fuel before landing. The Delta flight, from Los Angeles to Shanghai, was significantly heavier on takeoff because it was loaded with fuel for the longer flight. The plane type, a larger 777-200, is able to eject fuel to bring weight down before an unscheduled landing. The plane operating United 1861, a Boeing 757, does not have the fuel ejection capability, partly because the plane's maximum suggested landing weight is relatively close to its maximum takeoff weight. Data from FlightRadar24 show that the flight circled several times in a holding pattern before returning to Newark.SEE ALSO: Delta has tough questions to answer from the FAA about why it dumped jet fuel over a school during an emergency landing at LAX Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's why in-flight WiFi is so slow and expensive
Here's everything we know so far about the crash involving a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 in Iran
A plane carrying 176 people crashed just minutes after takeoff in Iran, killing everyone on board....A plane carrying 176 people crashed just minutes after takeoff in Iran, killing everyone on board. The Ukraine International Airlines plane was just three years old, and had recently been tested, but authorities have distanced the incident from terrorism as tensions heighten between the US and Iran. But Ukraine's embassy in Tehran appeared to delete an earlier statement that totally dismissed the idea of terrorism or a rocket attack, replacing it with one that says the cause is unknown and is being investigated. The plane appeared to burst into flames in mid air, and authorities in Ukraine and Iran will investigate. But the American plane manufacturer Boeing may have trouble dealing with Iran and may face further scrutiny after other fatal crashes. Here is everything we know, from the timeline, to the victims, to the possible causes, and how investigations into the crash could work. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed in Iran early on Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people on board in what authorities are initially attributing to a technical issue. Investigations will be conducted into what caused the crash, and Ukraine's embassy has already changed its account. But officials have have largely been consistent in distancing it from the possibility of terrorism – particularly relevant amid heightened tensions in Iran after the US assassinated its top general and Iran subsequently attacked bases housing US troops in Iraq. The plane appeared to burst into flames in the air, videos posted on social media showed. People of seven nationalities were killed in the crash, in an incident that could pile further scrutiny on its manufacturer, Boeing, which is already dealing with the fallout from two fatal crashes by a different plane model. This is what we know so far. The plane appeared to bust into flames and crashed less than 10 minutes after takeoff. A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 NG took off from Iran's Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport at 6.12 a.m. local time on Wednesday, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24. Flight PS 752 was bound for Kiev, Ukraine, but lost contact two minutes after taking off, FlightRadar24 recorded. 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board. This was the flight path: A video, which was shared by state-run media outlet the Iranian Students' News Agency, appears to show the plane on fire in the air before hitting the ground and filling the sky with flames. The video's content and connection to this crash has not yet been confirmed. نخستین ویدئو از سقوط هواپیمای اوکراینی اطراف شهریار pic.twitter.com/M3bZiLLryQ — خبرگزاری ایسنا (@isna_farsi) January 8, 2020 Debris and engine parts ended up strewn across a field around six miles (10 kilometers) from the airport, Reuters reported. Reuters quoted the head of Iran's emergency services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying that the flames were "so heavy" that 22 ambulances, four bus ambulances, and a helicopter could not "do any rescue." The time of the crash is not yet known, but the short distance between the plane and the airport shows that it was just minutes after takeoff. Investigators will now look into the cause of the crash. The cause of the crash is still unknown, but officials are distancing it from terrorism Both Ukrainian and Iranian authorities said in the hours after the crash that it had been caused by technical problems, dismissing the idea that it could have been a terrorist attack. Ukraine's embassy in Tehran initially dismissed the idea of terrorism or a rocket attack, The Independent reported, blaming an engine failure instead. But that statement has since been replaced by one that says the cause is unknown and is being investigated. Reuters reported that the embassy said the earlier statement was based on preliminary information but was not official, and that Iranian authorities had asked the embassy to remove it. Qassem Biniaz, an official at the Iranian Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, told government news agency IRNA that an engine caught fire and the pilot was unable to regain control, The New York Times reported. Ukraine International Airlines said the plane was new and recently checked. It said in a statement that the plane was built in 2016 and had been delivered to the airline directly from Boeing. It said that the last scheduled maintenance of the plane had taken place just two days before the crash. The airline also said that its crew was experienced. The airline has never had a fatal crash before. The victims came from seven counties, with most from Iran and Canada. Ukraine's foreign minister Vadim Prystaiko said the victims included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians. Prystaiko also said there were 11 Swedish citizens, four Afghan citizens, three UK citizens, and three German citizens on the plane. Photos from the crash site show passenger belongings, including clothes and books, as well as body bags. Ukraine International Airlines said it will post the passenger list on its website "after final confirmation of their presence on board of the aircraft." Investigations have started but may be hampered by international tensions, and Boeing may feel the pressure Iranian state broadcaster IRIB said one of the plane's two black boxes had been found. Under international rules, Iran must investigate the crash. Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, cut short a trip to Oman to return to Ukraine and said that he had instructed his prosecutor general to open criminal proceedings after the crash. Ukraine International Airlines said it will take "all measures" to determine the cause of the crash. It said that Ukraine, Iran, Boeing representatives and Ukraine's Bureau of Air Accidents Investigation would also be involved. But The Guardian reported that Boeing may face problems in getting involved with the investigation due to US sanctions on Iran — and heightened tensions between the countries after the US assassinated Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani. Mehr, a semi-official news agency in Iran, quoted the head of Iran's civil aviation authority as saying the country would not give the black box to Boeing, Reuters reported. Boeing might also face more scrutiny as it still deals with the aftermath of two fatal crashes by its 737 Max planes, which killed 346 people. The Max planes use different software to the 737 plane that crashed in Iran. Boeing said in a statement early on Wednesday: "We are aware of the media reports out of Iran and we are gathering more information." It said later on Wednesday: "This is a tragic event and our heartfelt thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. We are in contact with our airline customer and stand by them in this difficult time. We are ready to assist in any way needed." Read more: The Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane that crashed over Iran was only 3 years old and underwent maintenance checks 2 days ago These are the nationalities of the 176 people killed in the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's why in-flight WiFi is so slow and expensive
A passenger jet burst into flames shortly after taking off and crashed in Iran early Wednesday...A passenger jet burst into flames shortly after taking off and crashed in Iran early Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people on board. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 had been traveling from Tehran, Iran, to Kyiv, Ukraine. Iranian authorities blamed the crash on technical difficulties with the aircraft engine. The plane was a Boeing 737-800, the previous generation of Boeing's 737 family of jets. The current generation, the 737 Max, has been grounded worldwide since March. Read all of Business Insider's coverage of this crash. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A passenger jet burst into flames and crashed shortly after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport at about 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday. The Boeing 737-800 plane, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, had been heading from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Flight 752 had been carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members. There were no survivors, an Iranian Emergency Department spokesman, Mojtaba Khaledi, told the state-run IRNA news agency. The jet was three years old and underwent planned maintenance checks three days ago, the airline said on Wednesday. Iranian officials have blamed the crash on technical difficulties stemming from the engine, dismissing the notion that it was caused by a military strike. An official from Iran's Roads and Urban Development Ministry also blamed the crash on a "fire in a part of the engine and the pilot's unsuccessful effort to control the plane," according to BBC Monitoring. "Had the accident happened due to a missile strike, the plane would have exploded in the air," the ministry added. The Ukrainian Embassy in Tehran also called the crash an accident but did not specify a cause. Investigators have found one of the flight's so-called black boxes, which record flight data and audio from the cockpit. Here's the "black box" from the Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this morning. (Iranian state TV) pic.twitter.com/gYTLArU6LO — BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) January 8, 2020 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered condolences to the victims' families and said he had instructed his prosecutor general to open criminal proceedings into the crash, according to Reuters. Video posted to Twitter by the Iranian news agency ISNA, which it described as the "first video of Ukrainian plane crashing near Shahriar," appeared to show a plane rapidly descending, followed by an explosion on the ground. نخستین ویدئو از سقوط هواپیمای اوکراینی اطراف شهریار pic.twitter.com/M3bZiLLryQ — خبرگزاری ایسنا (@isna_farsi) January 8, 2020 Ukraine International Airlines operates a daily flight from Tehran to Kyiv. Data from the flight-tracking service FlightRadar24 appeared to show the airline's Flight 752 departing from Tehran, with communication with the plane being lost approximately three minutes later. FlightRadar24 posted an image of Flight 752's flight path to Twitter. We are following reports that a Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. #PS752 departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Last ADS-B data received at 02:44UTC. https://t.co/qXWHUPGDTu pic.twitter.com/vuAi6TOqTp — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 8, 2020 The Boeing 737-800 is the previous generation of Boeing's 737 family of jets. The current generation, the 737 Max, has been grounded worldwide since March following two fatal crashes caused by a faulty flight-control system. Both 737 Max crashes occurred within minutes of takeoff. Read more: The Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane that crashed over Iran was only 3 years old and underwent maintenance checks 2 days ago These are the nationalities of the 176 people killed in the Ukrainian International Airlines crash in Iran Iran official news agency appears to confirm Ukraine jet crash with photo of aftermath Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desert