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United Flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Newark diverted to Stewart International Airport in Orange County; reported injuries

NEW YORK (WABC) — Several injuries were reported after a United Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Newark International Airport was diverted to an airport in Orange County, New York.

United Airlines Flight 85 landed at New York’s Stewart International Airport around 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

Port Authority officials say six people complained of injuries, one refused medical attention and five others were taken to an area hospital.

It is still unclear what caused the injuries and why the flight was diverted.

It is not yet known whether the remaining passengers are traveling by bus or plane to Newark Airport.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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