United Airlines flight 5071, operated by Cape Air, had to return to Guam at 8:04 a.m. on August 25.
The incident happened when the flight was on its way from Guam to Saipan.
According to the regional director for Cape Air, David Baker, “Cape Air experienced a maintenance delay this morning and as a precautionary safety measure we returned back to Guam.”
The Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 twin turboprop landed back safely after flying for about 26 minutes. All the passengers and crew members remained unhurt.
Baker also stated that, “Once in Guam, the aircraft was inspected and returned back to service…Some of our morning departures experienced a six-hour delay, and we apologize for the customer inconvenience.”
Authorities at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport confirmed that it was a non-emergency landing.