Boeing 777 was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark

A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday.

The Boeing 777-200, was flying to Brazil, circled over the Atlantic formerly to burn off fuel.

The plane had experienced a mechanical issue, possibly with a hydraulic pump told by the the airline.

256 passengers on board when the flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday after experiencing a mechanical problem.

Aircraft experienced a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff

Aircraft experienced a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff

The  plane was in the air to burn fuel and then landed safely

The airline assigned the passengers to a different flight who departed in the afternoon.