Plane makes emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport

PHILADELPHIA -- A plane had to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, officials tell Action News.

The landing took place around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

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Airport officials say an engine fire broke out on United Express Flight #4882, which originated from Raleigh-Durham and was headed to Newark, New Jersey.

The cause of the engine problem is not yet known.

The plane was diverted to Philadelphia and all 75 people on board were evacuated safely. The fire was extinguished.

One passenger with reported history of heart conditions was taken to a local hospital.

Airport officials say flight activity was suspended for a time, but operations have since resumed.

Passengers headed to Newark on Flight #4882 are being bused from PHL to Newark Airport.

Passengers traveling internationally that were headed to Newark are being re-routed via other airlines out of Philadelphia.
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