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Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Newark

A United Express flight from Pittsburgh made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport because of a smoke condition.

Republic Airlines flight 289, operating as United Express from Newark, returned to Newark around 11:15 a.m. when smoke began to fill the plane.

Buses were seen taking passengers away from the scene. The FAA’s website says There were 27 people on board  flight

Flights in-and-out of Newark have temporarily been suspended according to

United Express plane being towed after making an emergency landing at Newark Airport
United Express plane being towed after making an emergency landing at Newark Airport (WNYW TV via Twitter)

A fire developed in the cargo area of the DeHavilland DH-8 turbo-prop plane reports News 12 New Jersey.

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