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United Airlines Experiences Fifth Incident in One Week After Plane Turns Around Due to 'Maintenance Issue'

"The plane landed safely and passengers deplaned normally at the gate," United Airlines told PEOPLE

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A United Airlines flight was diverted on Monday, marking the airline's fifth flight issue in one week.

The airline told PEOPLE that United Airlines Flight 830, traveling to San Francisco from Sydney, had to return to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport following "a maintenance issue." The Boeing 777-300 had 167 passengers and 16 crew members on board.

"The plane landed safely and passengers deplaned normally at the gate. We are providing accommodation overnight for passengers and rebooked them to San Francisco the next day," the airline told PEOPLE.

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The incident comes days after United Airlines Flight 821, traveling from San Francisco to Mexico City on Friday, had to be diverted to Los Angeles due to an "issue with the aircraft's hydraulic system."

Although the company told PEOPLE that "the flight landed safely and passengers were deplaned normally at the gate," the incident occurred hours after another United Airlines flight rolled off the runway.

Friday morning's incident occurred as United Airlines Flight 2477 landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston.

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The airline told PEOPLE that the Boeing 737 "exited the taxiway into a grassy area," requiring its 160 passengers and six crew members to be bused to the terminal.

Although the situation remains under investigation, a passenger recalled hearing a "huge pop" before the plane tilted while speaking with KTRK.

"Seems like we were making a turn. The plane was going a little too fast and just slid off. That's what I took it as. I'm glad everybody's OK. I think the Lord was with us and protected us," said passenger Mike Allard. The airport confirmed on X, formerly Twitter that no one was injured.

The day prior, United Airlines Flight 35 also had to divert to Los Angeles after a tire fell off the plane after departing from San Francisco International Airport en route to Osaka, Japan.

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"There were no injuries. The runway was briefly closed to clear debris, but has since reopened. No further impact to airport operations," airport public information officer Doug Yakel told PEOPLE.

According to USA Today, on March 4, United Airlines Flight 1118, traveling to Southwest Florida International Airport from Houston, had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire.

The airline told the outlet that it "returned to Houston shortly after takeoff due to an engine issue" and that its passengers "deplaned normally."

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