Economy

Transat flight from Montreal makes emergency landing in New Jersey

Transat flight from Montreal makes emergency landing in New Jersey

All flights in and out of Newark Airport were temporarily halted Saturday morning after a flight from Canada to Florida diverted there with a possible fire in the cargo hold, officials said.

The aircraft, operated by Air Transat, had to be evacuated on the runway with passengers escaping on the emergency slides.

The aircraft landed on Runway 4 and remained on the runway while airport firefighters responded, the FAA said.

A 737 bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has had to divert to NY due to a fire in the cargo hold. The plane landed safely with 189 passengers on board, and no serious injuries were reported.

A flight that was heading for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing midway through its trip.

More news: Celebs Dazzle at Akash-Shloka Post-Wedding Celebration

The incident forced the temporary closure of all runways at the airport, which opened a short time later.

Two of the passengers reported minor injuries, neither related to smoke, and one was taken to a hospital to be examined, said Steve Coleman, deputy director of media relations at the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.

Coleman advised passengers to check with their airlines about the status of their flight.

While the cause of the incident is still under investigation, the fire seems to have started in the plane's cargo hold, Coleman said. They were able to successfully stop, activate their evacuation slides and escape from the plane.


  • Another '90210' star, dies days after Luke Perry

    Another '90210' star, dies days after Luke Perry

    Born Jed Allan Brown, he was married to Toby Brown until her death in 2001. He remained living in their family in Palm Springs until his death.
    Brie Larson dressed as Captain Marvel surprises moviegoers

    Brie Larson dressed as Captain Marvel surprises moviegoers

    Sorry trolls, Captain Marvel is here and she's not going to be stopped by any man. " Captain Marvel " landed an A CinemaScore. And in fifth was Fox's Alita: Battle Angel at US$3.2 million. " How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ", $21.7 million.
    Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall

    Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall

    With Democrats controlling the House of Representatives, Mr Trump's new wall-funding request appears to stand little chance. Many lawmakers accused Trump of overstepping his constitutional powers by declaring an emergency to free up the funds.
  • Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Wildlife World Zoo

    Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Wildlife World Zoo

    CBS News reports that the woman received stitches on Sunday and later met with the zoo on Sunday and apologized for her action. At this point, another patron intervened by stuffing a half-empty water bottle through the cage to distract the jaguar.
    Zinedine Zidane returns to Real Madrid with surprise three-year deal

    Zinedine Zidane returns to Real Madrid with surprise three-year deal

    Zidane , who only quit last summer, is the favoured candidate across the club's board. Real are third in La Liga, 12 points behind leaders Barcelona with 11 games remaining.
    Pakistan wants ICC action against Indian team for wearing army caps

    Pakistan wants ICC action against Indian team for wearing army caps

    The gesture was carried out in good faith but Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has taken an exception. Other than Qureshi, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to his Twitter counter to express his opinion.
  • Third Trump summit with North Korea`s Kim is likely

    Third Trump summit with North Korea`s Kim is likely

    Asked if he was disappointed in the new activity, Trump told reporters at the White House that he was "a little disappointed". The US side has included North Korea's chemical and biological weapons in the negotiations with Pyongyang .
    355,000 Apex Legends PC cheaters have been banned by Respawn

    355,000 Apex Legends PC cheaters have been banned by Respawn

    In Apex Legends , players play in three-player squads rather than as individuals. We will keep you updated on further details should they arise.
    More phones than ever will get early access to Android 10

    More phones than ever will get early access to Android 10

    So at Google I/O [2018], when we did the first beta, we had all these companies lined up and that was really that incredible . Generally, we have seen Google launching its new Android Versions around August and we can expect the same this year also.
  • General Business: Nvidia to acquire Mellanox for US$6.9bn

    General Business: Nvidia to acquire Mellanox for US$6.9bn

    Waldman added that the combination of Nvidia and Mellanox was " a natural extension of our longstanding partnership ". Mellanox, originally founded in Israel, has a long history of collaboration and joint innovation with Nvidia.
    Scotland v Wales, Six Nations 2019

    Scotland v Wales, Six Nations 2019

    If Wales do beat Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday, it is safe to say that it will not have been the prettiest of grand slams. They now go into the final match against Ireland next Saturday - the day before St Patrick's Day - in Cardiff.
    First measles case in Interior

    First measles case in Interior

    People who think they might have been exposed to measles or have symptoms are asked to contact their general practice first. One or two out of every 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the "best care", the CDC said.