Fire on plane forces Halifax emergency landing

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the Halifax airport Tuesday night after fire broke out on board.

Boeing 777 diverted; no injuries reported

A Boeing 777 like this one made an emergency landing in Halifax.

A United Airlines flight from Newark to Brussels made an emergency landing at the Halifax airport Tuesday night after fire broke out on board.

Cpl. Angie Hawryluk with Halifax District RCMP says the fire was contained to the galley area of the aircraft. Crew members were able to put it out with the on board fire extinguisher before landing.

Airport authorities say the pilot made the decision to divert to Halifax. Cpl. Hawryluk says the emergency landing went smoothly and passengers were able to deplane normally.

The Halifax Stanfield Fire Crew are at the scene. No one was injured.