NJ - Continental aborts flight to St. Louis after jet's engine fails

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Associated Press January 16, 2001 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A malfunctioning engine forced a Continental Airlines jet with 23 passengers onboard to return to Newark International Airport on Monday. Flight 3779, headed for St. Louis, was about an hour into the three-hour trip when the right engine malfunctioned.

The 50-seat Embraer 145 returned to the airport on one engine and landed safely. No injuries were reported and passengers were put aboard other flights, said Julie Gardner, a Continental spokeswoman.

It was not immediately known why the engine failed, Gardner said.


-- Doris (nocents@bellsouth.net), January 16, 2001

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