Florida flight diverts to Newark due to smoke in cabin

Emergency crews tend to a Florida-bound airliner that made an emergency landing an Newark Airport Saturday, March 9, 2019. (WNBC image)

NEWARK, New Jersey (WNBC) - An Air Transat flight from Canada to Florida made an emergency landing Saturday morning in Newark after reports of smoke in the cabin.

After making a safe landing, chutes were deployed to get passengers off the plane.

Eighty-nine people were evacuated.

The Port Authority says two people sustained minor injuries, including someone who had a panic attack.

The emergency forced the airport to close all the runways temporarily.

No word what may have caused smoke in the cabin.