Drama at Heathrow as third United jet in 10 days makes return to airport
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There was drama at Heathrow this weekend after a United Airlines flight was forced to return to the airport after an engine surge.
The Chicago-bound plane had to be sprayed with water by firemen to cool the engine, according to the Daily Mail.
It is the third time in 10 days that a United Airlines flight has had to make an emergency landing.
On 18 August, a United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at New Jersey's Newark airport after a fire broke out on the engine soon after take off.
The Boeing 757, which was bound for Berlin, took off just after 5.50pm.
Witnesses said that they saw flames coming from the aircraft at about 6.30pm, but the plane was forced to circle over New Jersey for almost two hours to burn off fuel before landing.
It landed safely at 8.05pm, and the blaze was quickly extinguished. No passengers were injured.
A second United Airlines flight departing from New York's Newark Liberty International Airport made an emergency landing on 19 August.
According to nbc-2.com, United Flight 409 heading for Seattle returned to the airport after reports of smoke in the cabin and cockpit, just 13 hours after the first incident.
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