Plane diverted because of oil pressure problem
August 28, 1997
Web posted at: 10:55 p.m. EDT (0255 GMT)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) -- A Continental Airlines plane en route from Newark, New Jersey to Nashville, Tennessee was forced to land in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday morning because of an oil-pressure problem.
The 61 passengers and five crew members aboard the Boeing 737 sustained no injuries, said Continental Airline spokesman Dave Messing. The plane landed safely at Port Columbus International Airport.
Flight 1251 was diverted as a precaution after crew members noticed oil pressure was falling in one of the two engines. Pilots reduced power and landed in Columbus just before noon local time, approximately two hours after take-off.