Smoke forces plane to make emer­gency land­ing in Ne­wark

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

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.

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