Newark International Airport reopens after grounding flights for an hour

Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after closing Saturday morning for an emergency

Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after closing Saturday morning for an emergency

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

"Due to an airport emergency there are now no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport", the airport tweeted around 8:30 am. Inflatable slides were used to deplane passengers on the runway.

Without specifying the nature of the emergency, Newark Liberty International Airport said bit.ly/2KLrwB9 on Twitter that it had reopened and passengers should expect delays.

Everyone was evacuated safely, while incoming flights were reportedly diverted to other airports.

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A call to officials at the Port Authority was not immediately returned.

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

"All I know is that 10 minutes after takeoff we weren't getting much altitude, we were just circling around northern New Jersey and not going anywhere", he said.

The plane, which was supposed to fly to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, landed at Newark at about 8:45 a.m. ET and blew two left main tires, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

"We're waiting now on a rig to show up and tow the damaged plane from the runway", Ladd said.

All passengers were taken to a terminal where alternate arrangements were being made.

The incident caused delays of more than an hour for inbound and outbound flights at Newark, according to tracking firm FlightAware. He said was looking into getting another flight.

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