The FAA tells ABC News that an Air Transat Flight 942, a Boeing 737, reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and diverted to Newark around 8:30 a.m.
The aircraft landed and remained on the runway while firefighters responded. Passengers evacuated on the runway via emergency slides, the FAA said.
A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman said two of the 189 passengers reported minor injuries, and one was taken to a hospital to be examined.
He said no fire was found and the cause of the smoke remains under investigation.
NEW: Video from Twitter shows EMS responding to a possible fire on a plane that made an apparent emergency landing at Newark Airport. (via @RJCRampAgent) https://t.co/x3KoLFQ5vd pic.twitter.com/4ExA4lURB9— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 9, 2019
The flight reportedly departed from Montreal, Canada, and was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Newark Airport tweeted that all runways were closed due to an "airport emergency," but flights have resumed since.
"We confirm that flight TS492, a Boeing 737-800 that was flying from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, made an emergency landing in Newark (EWR) due to reports of smoke in the cargo hold. No one was injured. Our 189 passengers' safety is our top priority and they were evacuated promptly upon landing," Air Transat spokesperson Debbie Cabana told ABC News in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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