POSTED: 4:45 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 5:27 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2012
NEWARK, N.J. >> Newark Liberty International Airport is fully operational Tuesday morning after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday night.
Port Authority officials say a United Express flight from Atlanta made an emergency landing around 6:20 Monday evening because of a problem with the nose gear.
There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard, but passengers reported some frightening moments.
Authorities say Flight 5124 landed around 6:20 p.m. Monday, shortly after the pilot was approaching the airport to land as scheduled and noticed a landing gear problem.
The airport was closed for about an hour after the landing.
Newark firefighters were called to the scene, but found no fire aboard the plane.