The crew of a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 evacuated passengers via emergency slides at Newark airport on 23 May, after it was alerted to flames on one of its engines.

The aircraft was operating flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco when the incident happened.

The airline says that during taxiing, the tower notified the crew of "what appeared to be flames from one of its engines." At the time of this story, the airline only has a single report of a minor injury.

Newark airport says it is temporarily closed "due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire".

Flight tracking sites list the aircraft as a 757 registered N518UA. Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the 1990-vintage aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW2037 engines. The airline is owned by United.

Source: Cirium Dashboard