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Newark Airport Reopens After Engine Fire Prompts Plane Evacuation

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WASHINGTON: Newark liberty international airport in new jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down past due tuesday, following an engine fire that induced the evacuation of an plane, officers stated. There were reports of 5 minor injuries, consistent with a announcement posted on the airport’s authentic twitter account, with delays anticipated to persist thru the night time. The airport is a primary international hub near the big apple town.

“newark airport is temporarily closed because of deployment of emergency chutes on a aircraft with an apparent engine fire,” an earlier put up at the airport’s legitimate twitter account had stated. A passenger posted video of the aircraft on the tarmac surrounded by way of automobiles with flashing lighting. “simply needed to evacuate my @united flight the use of the slide,” the user tweeted the use of the handle @lo_toney. United airways flight 1579 certain for san francisco halted its take-off because it was taxiing at the runway, neighborhood media reported. It became due to go away at nine:22 pm tuesday (0122 gmt wednesday).