United flight makes emergency landing at Peoria International Airport

Heart of Illinois ABC confirmed an EMB 145 plane made an emergency landing at Peoria International Airport Tuesday evening.

Airport Director Gene Olson said it was United flight 4725 from Chicago O’Hare to Peoria experiencing low oil pressure. That’s when Olson said the crew shut the engine down mid-air as a precaution.

There were 50 people on board. The plane landed safely at PIA, but the timeline of events is unclear.

Molly Jirasek

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