by WHAM Staff

Rochester. NY (WHAM) – A plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport Sunday evening.

Airport Director Andy Moore says a United Express flight from Newark, N.J. to Buffalo was diverted to ROC due to a fuel leak aboard the Bombardier CRJ 700 jet.

The plane landed safely on Runway 422 with no injuries reported.

All 55 passengers aboard were shuttled back to the terminal.

Matthew Modesitt, manager of corporate communications at GoJet Airlines, made the following statement:

“GoJet Airlines flight 4583 operating as United Express from Newark to Buffalo encountered a possible fuel imbalance and diverted to Rochester. The flight landed safely and buses are now shuttling passengers back to the gate. We are making arrangements to get customers to their destinations on a different aircraft.”