Passengers on the Continental Airlines flight, which was carrying 73 passengers and crew, said they saw ashes and debris fall from the wheel as it was lowered, the Sun reported. They said they also saw fire shooting from the same area when the plane took off from Newark.
The plane landed safety but had to be towed, the Sun reported.
On Feb. 12, Continental Connections Flight 3047 crashed and killed 50 people. That flight was run by Virginia-based Colgan Air, which was sub-contracted by Continental Airlines.
Pilot error is being investigated as the possible cause of that crash.
Published at 9:51 PM PDT on Jul 16, 2009 | Updated at 3:34 PM PDT on May 15, 2009