Published: Sat, June 29, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Newark airport resumes flights after United Airlines plane makes emergency landing

Newark airport resumes flights after United Airlines plane makes emergency landing

All landings and takeoffs at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were halted for about 45 minutes Saturday morning because of an unspecified "airport emergency" involving a plane bound for Houston.

LaGuardia Airport's website confirmed that United Airlines flight 2098 for Houston left the NY airport at 7:57 a.m. and then was diverted to Newark airport.

The incident caused delays of more than an hour for inbound and outbound flights at Newark, according to tracking firm FlightAware. "That's when we landed.at Newark".

"Our pilots reacted quickly to ensure the safety of the aircraft and our customers, who deplaned using deployed slides after landing", United Airlines said in a statement, adding that there were 128 customers on board.

United couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Inflatable slides were used to deplane passengers on the runway Saturday morning.

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He said emergency crews them rushed them off the jet.

All passengers were taken to a terminal where alternate arrangements were being made.

"United 2098, an Airbus A320, landed on Runway 22L at Newark Liberty International Airport today at 8:46 a.m".

"We're waiting now on a rig to show up and tow the damaged plane from the runway", Ladd said.

The airport tweeted later Saturday that it had reopened.

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