Passengers evacuate flight to Fort Lauderdale after emergency landing in Newark

A flight to Fort Lauderdale from Montreal with 189 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, N.J., Saturday morning after reports of smoke inside the aircraft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The flight, Air Transat 942, left Montreal at 7:13 a.m. and landed at Newark’s Liberty International at 8:28 a.m., according to the FlightAware website. Initial reports say that passengers on the Boeing 737-800 evacuated using emergency slides.

While it is still unknown whether or not there was an actual fire, the FAA said the flight crew believed there was a fire in the cargo hold. Two injuries were reported, but none related to smoke inhalation. One person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.