Transat flight from Montreal makes emergency landing in New Jersey

Air Transat says 189 passengers travelling from Montreal had to be evacuated from a plane Saturday morning after an emergency landing at a New Jersey airport.

Spokeswoman Debbie Cabana says Air Transat flight 942 was on its way to Florida when it was forced to land in Newark, NJ due to reports of smoke in the cargo hold.

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Twitter that airport firefighters met the plane on the runway and the passengers were evacuated using slides.

Cabana said nobody was injured, however a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman said two passengers reported minor injuries, and one was taken to a hospital to be examined.

Transat said another aircraft would be sent to Newark to operate the flight to Fort Lauderdale.

(With a file from The Associated Press)