Smoke condition on plane cancels flight at Newark Airport

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEWARK -- An overseas flight that was about to take off from Newark Liberty International Airport was aborted when someone on another plane saw smoke coming from aircraft.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the United Airlines plane - headed for Amsterdam with 135 passengers on board - was on a taxi way, waiting in line to depart. But someone on the plane right behind it saw smoke coming from the left main gear and alerted the police.

Pentangelo says the smoke condition apparently occurred near the plane's brakes, but further details were not immediately available.