Fuel leak prompts plane evacuation at Newark Airport

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A fuel leak prompted a plane evacuation at Newark Airport Friday morning.

United Airlines Flight 2251 was preparing for departure at Newark Airport when the pilot pulled off the taxiway and was directed to a remote section of the airport.

Port Authority officials said there was a report of a minor fuel leak around 10:20 a.m.

The flight was supposed to depart at 9:56 a.m., destined for Mexico City.

Emergency crews responded and helped passengers and crew safely deplane. No injuries were reported.

Cleanup is underway, and an FAA investigation is underway.

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