UPDATE: Porter flight to Toronto makes emergency landing in Pennsylvannia
A plane carrying about 30 passengers from Newark, New Jersey, to Toronto has made an emergency landing at an airport in Pennsylvania's Poconos Mountains.
WNEP-TV says all passengers and crew are fine after the plane landed at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.
Airport executive director Carl Beardsley tells the news station the Porter Airlines plane had engine trouble and landed safely.
He says another plane is taking the passengers to their destination in Canada.
Toronto-based Porter Airlines operates numerous flights a day between the U.S. and Canada. No details were available on the plane, but television footage from the airport showed the turboprop-powered plane with one propeller apparently not working.
A Porter spokesperson released the following statement to NEWSTALK 1010:
"Flight 122 from Newark to Toronto City Airport diverted to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania this morning. The crew was alerted by a flight deck indication related to one of the two engines. They performed an engine shutdown in accordance with standard procedure and the flight landed safely with no injuries reported.
There were 27 passengers on board and four crew. A second aircraft was sent to Pennsylvania for ongoing transportation to Toronto. Passengers will arrive at their destination this afternoon."