Feb. 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM ET
An airplane made an emergency landing at Newark International Airport on Monday evening because of a nose gear problem, and passengers were forced to exit the plane on emergency chutes, according to authorities.
A source told NBC New York that the crew aboard a Shuttle America flight from Atlanta to Newark radioed in an issue with its front wheel while the plane was still in the air.
The plane's nose gear collapse during the emergency landing at about 6:40 p.m.
Passengers were transported to the terminal after they exited on the emergency chutes, authorities said.
A spokesman for the Port Authority said there were no injuries.
The airport was closed briefly while emergency crews responded to the scene. It has since reopened.
The flight was operating out of a Embraer 170.
Shuttle America Flight 5124 departed Atlanta at 3:47 p.m., and was scheduled to land at Gate 23 of Terminal A at Newark at 6:58 p.m.
Departing and arriving flights at the airport were reporting delays. Initial departure delays of 30 to 45 minutes were reported, while initial arrival delays of about 15 minutes were reported.
This story originally appeared on NBC New York.
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