Video: Sparks Fly as United Airlines Boeing 777 Drops Debris After Takeoff
© AP Photo / Elaine ThompsonFILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a United Airlines jet departs in view of the air traffic control tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle
© AP Photo / Elaine Thompson
Earlier, United Airlines reported that it had to remove 25 of its Boeing 777-200 airplanes from service due to failed inspections of wing leading-edge panels.
A United Airlines flight en route from Newark Airport in New Jersey to Sao Paulo in Brazil had to make an emergency landing a few moments after taking off, according to the Daily Mail.
A video that emerged on social media show sparks and debris falling to the ground moments after taking off from Newark Airport.
After the incident, the aircraft had to dump fuel while flying over the Atlantic Ocean, after which it made a safe emergency landing at Newark Airport.
According to reports, the aircraft was a Boeing 777-200ER.