United flight makes emergency landing in Canada after small fire

A 2009 photo shows a United Airlines aircraft preparing to take off from the international airport in San Francisco, California.  A United Airlines jet on its way to Brussels made an emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia after a small fire a
A 2009 photo shows a United Airlines aircraft preparing to take off from the international airport in San Francisco, California.  A United Airlines jet on its way to Brussels made an emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia after a small fire aboard the Boeing 777 airliner, a spokesman for the airport said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

TORONTO (REUTERS) - A United Airlines jet on its way to Brussels made an emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia after a small fire aboard the Boeing 777 airliner, a spokesman for the airport said on Tuesday.

No one was injured on the flight from Newark, New Jersey, which was carrying 233 passengers, Peter Spurway said.

"There was a small fire on board. It was contained but there was smoke in the aircraft. The pilot did declare an emergency and landed at approximately 10 to 10pm Atlantic time," he said, adding the fire was "in the rear of the aircraft".

One Canadian media outlet said the fire had broken out in the galley.

A new plane was enroute to Halifax to take the passengers to Belgium, Spurway said.

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