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Monday, February 27, 2012

Newark, NJ - Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Newark Airport was shut down tonight after a plane made an emergency landing.

NEWARK, N.J. - A plane made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport Monday evening after having trouble with its front landing gear.

The United Express Flight 5124 from Atlanta, carrying at least 71 passengers and four crew members, made a so-called belly landing at 6:20 p.m. onto a runway that had been coated in flame-retardant foam.

The plane's crew deployed the inflatable emergency chutes and the occupants evacuated the aircraft unharmed.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shut down the runways until 7:06 p.m., but has since resumed operations.

The runway where the plane landed, 22 Left, remains closed.

The NTSB will investigate.

Emergency Landing at Newark Liberty Airport:

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