Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey briefly closed its runways March 9 after the pilot of an Air Transat Boeing 737-800 requested an emergency landing because of reports of smoke or fire in the aircraft’s cargo hold. Air Transat flight 942 diverted to EWR while en route from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, landing on Runway 4R at 8:28 a.m. local time. Firefighters responded to the aircraft, and passengers evacuated to the runway via emergency slides, ...

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