Montreal-Fort Lauderdale flight makes emergency landing due to smoke - Flight TS942
Passengers used emergency slides to exit plane soon after it landed in Newark
March 9, 2019 - CBC News
An Air Transat flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday morning due to reports of smoke in the cargo hold.
Flight TS942 took off from Montreal around 7:10 a.m. ET and landed safely in Newark, N.J., around 8:30 a.m.
The 189 passengers made an emergency evacuation from the Boeing 737 plane soon after, said Air Transat spokesperson Debbie Cabana.
Passengers were told to crouch forward with their heads against the seat in front of them, said Chauvin, who is from Beloeil, Que., just east of Montreal.
"We didn't know what was happening," she said. "We were scared. We were leaning forward and waiting, and the pilot told us we were making an emergency landing.''
An Air Transat flight was forced to divert to Newark Liberty International Airport after reports of a possible fire in the cargo hold, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Passengers evacuated onto runway via emergency slides...#Emergency #AirTransat #TS942 pic.twitter.com/p6H3J0g8lB
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