Newark Airport Reopened After Emergency Landing - NBC New York

Newark Airport Reopened After Emergency Landing

Passengers exited the plane on emergency chutes.



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    Crews foamed the runway ahead of the emergency landing of Shuttle America 5124 at Newark Airport Monday evening.

    Newark Liberty International Airport is fully operational Tuesday morning after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday night.

    Port Authority officials say a United Express flight from Atlanta made an emergency landing around 6:20 Monday evening because of a problem with the nose gear.

    There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard, but passengers reported some frightening moments.

    Authorities say Flight 5124 landed around 6:20 p.m. Monday, shortly after the pilot was approaching the airport to land as scheduled and noticed a landing gear problem.

    The airport was closed for about an hour after the landing.

    Newark firefighters were called to the scene, but found no fire aboard the plane.