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Flight makes emergency landing at Newark Liberty Airport due

NEWARK –A flight that reported a possible fire on board made an emergency landing on Saturday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, which temporarily brought all air traffic to the airport. According to the FAA, an Air Transat flight from Montreal to Florida reported a possible fire in its cargo carrier. The Boeing 737 flight was diverted to Newark and landed on Runway 4, where the airport firefighters responded. Passengers were evacuated on the runway using the aircraft's emergency lights. Newark Airport says there were two minor injuries, but they were "unrelated to any smoking conditions". In a tweet, the airport considered the situation "an emergency at the airport". All runways were closed and other flights were grounded for about an hour, as the crew responded to the stage. Just before 1 0 o'clock the airport announced that flights had resumed. Travelers were asked to check with their airlines for flight status updates. At around 10:30, some 150 flights were delayed. Air Transat said the situation was subject to "reports of smoke in the cargo carrier", but the cause is unclear at this time. The incident is still under investigation.

NEWARK –

A flight that reported a possible fire on board made an emergency landing on Saturday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, which temporarily brought all air traffic to the airport.

According to the FAA, an Air Transat flight from Montreal to Florida reported a possible fire in its cargo carrier. The Boeing 737 flight was diverted to Newark and landed on Runway 4, where the airport firefighters responded.

Passengers were evacuated on the runway using the aircraft’s emergency lights. Newark Airport says there were two minor injuries, but they were “unrelated to any smoking conditions”.

In a tweet, the airport considered the situation “an emergency at the airport”. All runways were closed and other flights were grounded for about an hour, as the crew responded to the stage.

Just before 1

0 o’clock the airport announced that flights had resumed. Travelers were asked to check with their airlines for flight status updates.

At around 10:30, some 150 flights were delayed.

Air Transat said the situation was subject to “reports of smoke in the cargo carrier”, but the cause is unclear at this time.

The incident is still under investigation.

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