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(NEWARK, N.J.) — A United Airlines flight landed safely at Newark Airport, New Jersey, after several panels came off in mid-flight.

The problem occurred on United flight 557, a Boeing 767 on its way from Houston, Tuesday.

There were 214 passengers on board. No injuries were reported, according to a United Airlines spokesperson.

Video from one of the passengers appears to show exposed wires on the ceiling as someone holds up the ceiling panel.

Nicolette NewcombThe plane is currently out of service and in maintenance, the company said.

The Port Authority said the plane touched ground but needed to take off for a re-landing.

There were no plane parts on the runway, the official added.

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