Plane makes emergency landing, passengers evacuated

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say passengers on a plane were evacuated by slides after an emergency landing at a New Jersey airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Air Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and was diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The Boeing 737 landed and airport firefighters responded. Passengers were evacuated through emergency slides and taken by bus to the terminal. 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.