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Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Newark After Fumes Reported

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A United Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Newark Airport on Friday night after reports of fumes in the cabin.

The flight out of Washington's Dulles International Airport was on its way to Frankfurt, Germany when a burning smell raised concerns. More than 200 passengers and crew members were on board the 777 jet liner. All are safe.

Passengers were given vouchers and stayed at nearby hotels. United Airlines said they hope to get the travelers back on another flight to Frankfurt on Saturday. Investigators will be looking at the aircraft to pinpoint the origin of the fumes.

Another plane was delayed Saturday morning at Philadelphia International Airport after officials were alerted of smoke in the cockpit.

The Delta flight was scheduled to depart for Raleigh–Durham Airport in North Carolina and was still in the taxi area when smoke was reported at 7:38 a.m. The plane returned to the gate so fire personnel could investigate.

The scene was secured 20 minutes later. All 159 passengers were deplaned and evaluated for smoke inhalation. No injuries were reported. There was no explanation of what triggered the smoke.

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