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United Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Nebraska

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • A fuel leak forces the plane to land in Omaha
  • Flight 788 is en route from San Francisco to Boston

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN) -- A United Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Omaha on Wednesday night after the crew discovered a fuel leak, an airport spokesman said.

Flight 788 was en route from San Francisco to Boston when it was forced to divert to Eppley Airfield with a fuel leak in the right engine, said Joe Rotterdam, an operation supervisor for the airport.

The aircraft landed safely at 8:20 p.m. CT.

United was bringing in another plane to fly the passengers to Boston, Rotterdam said.

CNN's Marlena Baldacci contributed to this report