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NEWORLEANS-- A plane headed to New Jersey was forced to make an emergency landing at Armstrong Airport in New Orleans Tuesday.

United flight 1146 to Newark was diverted to New Orleans after 'a mechanical issue arose following departure from Houston,' said a statement from United Airlines.

According to United, the plane, a Boeing 787 aircraft, landed safely and without incident. The flight carried 174 customers and 10 crew members.United is working to get the passengers to their New Jersey destination.

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