Newark Airport Closes Briefly After Plane Engine Fire

Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the main hubs serving New York City, closed for about 10 minutes on Tuesday afternoon after a minor fire broke out in or near the engine of a US Airways plane, reports Reuters (

The flight was due to depart for Charlotte, North Carolina, when the fire broke out. The plane taxied to the gate and was sprayed with water from trucks, according to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the agency that runs the airport.


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