All Newark landings-departures stopped briefly because of 'airport emergency'

John Murray shows a United Airlines plane diverted to Newark airport Saturday morning

AUnited flight sitting on the runway after making an emergency landing, Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Newark Liberty Airport in Newark, N.J.

When the Airbus A319 diverted to Newark and landed on Runway 22L it blew two main tires, Arlene Salac of the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Inflatable slides were used to deplane passengers on the runway Saturday morning.

The airport has not indicated what type of emergency it was.

Officials say the flight left LaGuardia Airport around 8:30 a.m. and was heading for Houston, but it experienced a mechanical issue upon take-off.

Due to an airport emergency there are now no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport.

It remains unclear at this time why EWR was shutdown.

"It's just a different set of situations", Boyd said by phone, adding that the forced emergency landing in the latest incident was another factor. "Expect delays and please call your airline for flight status".

Airport representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

"When a pilot wants to get a plane down, he wants to get it down and he could care less about the rubber on the wheels", Boyd said.

A United Airlines flight blew two exhausted during an emergency landing at Newark Airport, FAA says. About 45 minutes later, the airport was re-opened.

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