It took passengers more than 10 hours to make it Florida

What should have been a routine 2 hour and 50 minute trip from Newark to Palm Beach, Florida on Monday turned into a nearly 10-and-half hour odyssey when a United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Dover Air Force base in Delaware.

Scheduled to take off from Newark Liberty at 4:57 p.m, flight 1559 didn’t depart until 6:16 p.m., according to United. A few minutes into the flight, pilots diverted the Boeing 737 to the Delaware air force base, where it touched down at 7:35 p.m, according to United.

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Passengers were grounded there for nearly six hours until a replacement aircraft took off from Delaware for Florida. The journey finally reached its conclusion when the plane landed at 3:21 a.m.

United Airlines didn’t immediately reply to a request for additional information from NJ Advance Media.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News

      

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