United 737-800 Engine Issues

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N33266 performing flight UA-657 from New York La Guardia,NY to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was in the initial climb out of La Guardia’s runway 13 when the crew reported an issue with one of the engines (CFM56) and requested to divert to Newark, NJ (USA).


The crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet and detailed they had a number of compressor stalls on the right-hand engine, they were declaring an emergency. The aircraft landed on Newark’s runway 22L about 20 minutes after departure.

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