Newark Issues ‘Airport Emergency,’ All Flights Grounded
Newark Liberty International Airport announced on Twitter than an “airport emergency” is delaying both arrivals and outbound flights. But what the emergency is remains unclear.
Below is a tweet directly from the airport:
Due to an airport emergency there are currently no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport.Please check with your carrier before coming to the airport 
— Newark Liberty Airport (@EWRairport) June 29, 2019
The announcement was made by the airport at 8:45 am. As it stands, all flights are grounded. While Newark airport officials haven’t declared what the emergency is, it may be related to an emergency landing.
Emergency landing in Newark. Nothing like a near death experience right before your vacation. pic.twitter.com/VE8lJ23upd
— Paul Achenbach (@The_Trooper1223) June 29, 2019
The plane potentially suffered major hydraulic issues prompting an emergency landing. It’s possible the airport grounded flights as a measure to help clear runways for an undetermined landing spot.
Reports are still coming in.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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