Canada plane makes emergency landing in New Jersey

Air Transat Flight 942 – a Canadian plane on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida had to make an emergency landing in New Jersey letting off the 189 passengers via emergency slides as smoke was reported on board.

Reporting a possible fire in the cargo hold the plane was diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport at 8.30am on Saturday, this according to a Federal Aviation Administration representative.

The Boeing 737 landed and remained on the runway while airport firefighters responded, and passengers evacuated via emergency slides, she said. Passengers were then taken by bus to the terminal.

Information is that no fire was found and the cause of the smoke remains under investigation.