Republic Airlines’ (2nd) (Indianapolis) United Express flight UA 4882 from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to United Airlines’ hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) was forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) yesterday afternoon (April 28). The Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N336NG (msn 4336) with 71 passengers and four crew members on board safely landed on runway 9R-27L. The ARFF personnel put out the fire on the ground. The fire broke out in the number 2 engine.
PHL Airport put out this short statement:
United Express #4882 diverted from Raleigh to EWR. Right engine was on fire. Passengers evacuated, fire extinguished. Pax being bussed to EWR.
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Copyright Photo Below: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N336NG arrives at Washington (Reagan National) prior to this incident.