Passengers evacuate flight to Fort Lauderdale after emergency landing in Newark

Passengers evacuate flight to Fort Lauderdale after emergency landing in Newark”

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Twitter that airport firefighters met the plane on the runway and the passengers were evacuated using slides.

The emergency landing shut Newark airport to all arrivals and departures.

The pilots had reported a possible fire in the cargo hold, leading to a response by airport fire crews.

No fire was found and the cause of the smoke remains under investigation, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said. Passengers "were evacuated on the runway via the chutes and bused to the terminal, where they will be housed until the airline can determine what it wants to do with them".

At about 9 a.m., the airport closed all of its runways, but reopened them and resumed flights at about 9:30 a.m. Two people suffered minor injuries not related to the smoke on the plane, according to Coleman.

Chauvin said she never smelled any smoke in the plane, and the landing went smoothly.

A flight that was heading for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing midway through its trip.

While the cause of the incident is still under investigation, the fire seems to have started in the plane's cargo hold, Coleman said.

The Canadian airline said it will send another plane to get passengers to their destination.

This story has been corrected to note that there were 189 passengers aboard rather than 89 passengers aboard.

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