Smoke forces plane to make emergency landing in Newark
NEWARK, N.J. — Smoke reported on board an Air Transat flight forced an emergency landing Saturday at a New Jersey airport, where the 189 passengers were evacuated by emergency slides.
Air Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and was diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:30 a.m., a Federal Aviation Administration representative said.
The Boeing 737 landed and airport firefighters responded, and passengers evacuated via emergency slides, she said.
Two of the 189 passengers reported minor injuries, neither related to smoke, and one was taken to a hospital to be examined. No fire was found and the cause of the smoke remains under investigation, he said.