Newark airport plane stopped after smoke seen coming from rear

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
A plane at Newark airport has been stopped due to a smoke condition.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A plane was checked out at Newark airport after smoke was spotted coming from the rear.

United Airlines Flight 1550 was scheduled to depart just after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

When light smoke was spotted coming from the rear, the plane was pulled by Port Authority officials for examination.

No injuries were reported and airport service is not being affected.

Flight 1550 was scheduled to depart from Newark bound for Logan Airport in Boston.

In a statement, United Airlines confirmed the smoke condition. "Flight 1550 from Newark to Boston returned to the gate following reports of smoke coming from one engine while the aircraft was taxiing for take-off. The aircraft will be removed from service for maintenance inspection and we are substituting another aircraft to get our customers on their way to Boston as quickly as possible," a statement from the airline said.