United Jet Makes Emergency Landing
Transatlantic flight diverts to Toronto after communications glitch
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2011 4:27 AM CST
The United Airlines Boeing 777 will remain in Toronto until the issue is fixed.   (AP Photo/United Air Lines)

(Newser) – A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt made an emergency landing in Toronto last night after its communication equipment malfunctioned. Airline officials say the Boeing 777 never lost contact with air traffic control, but the captain decided to divert to Toronto instead of attempting to cross the Atlantic, CNN reports. The plane, with 255 passengers and crew aboard, landed safely.