Jet with hydraulic failure lands at JFK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say an Aer Lingus Boeing 757 jet heading to Shannon, Ireland had to return to Kennedy Airport after experiencing hydraulic failure. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the plane had landing gear problems and no flaps when it safely landed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, about 15 minutes after takeoff.

Pentangelo says the jet's rear brakes overheated during the faster than normal landing, causing a small fire in the landing gear compartment. He says the fire was extinguished and the passengers were transported by buses to the terminal.

A telephone operator at Aer Lingus would only say that Flight EI 110 experienced technical problems.

There were no reports of any injuries.