HAPEVILLE | Atlanta flight makes emergency landing in N.J.

7:52 AM, Feb 28, 2012   |    comments
CHICAGO - APRIL 18: (FILE PHOTO) United Express jets sit at the gates April 18, 2003 at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, N.J. -- Newark Liberty Airport has reopened after a United Express flight from Atlanta made an emergency landing, forcing an hour-long shutdown.

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Authorities say Flight 5124 landed at around 6:20 p.m. Monday, shortly after the pilot was approaching the airport to land as scheduled and noticed a landing gear problem.

Newark firefighters were called to the scene, but found no smoke or fire aboard the plane. There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the airport was closed shortly after the landing. Two of the airport's three runways reopened about an hour later.

Additional details were not immediately available.

(Associated Press)

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