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Major Delays at Newark Airport After Emergency Landing Causes Temporary Closure

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    All flights were halted at Newark Airport for nearly an hour Saturday morning after a plane experienced an emergency.

    The FAA said that United 2098, an Airbus A319, made an emergency landing at 8:46 a.m.

    "The crew reported a brake problem. The two left main tires blew when landing. Runway 22L remains closed at this time. Passengers were deplaned via slides," the administration said. 

    All passengers were removed with no injuries, law enforcement sources told News 4.

    John Murray, one of those passengers, tweeted photos of the evacuation and said that it was a flight from LaGuardia to Houston.

    "Flight crew and emergency response teams are top-notch," he added. 

    The airport said it was reopening, with delays, around 9:40 a.m.

    As of that time, FlightAware data showed 130 flights in or out of Newark already delayed, though it was not clear if all of those delays were due to the incident.

    In a statement, United Airlines confirmed that the plane was traveling from LaGuardia to Houston and said it experienced "a mechanical issue upon take-off." 

    "Our pilots reacted quickly to ensure the safety of the aircraft and our customers, who deplaned using deployed slides after landing," the airline said.

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    "There are no reported injuries and we're making alternate arrangements to get our customres to their final destination as soon as possible," it added.