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A United Airlines Boeing 777 made an emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Tuesday night after a small fire broke out in a galley on the aircraft.

The landing was one of two that came in a span of about three minutes, according to the CBC. The network reports that an Air Canada Boeing 767 headed from Montreal to Frankfurt made an emergency landing in Halifax "about two minutes later ... due to a medical emergency on board."

As for the United incident, it occurred on Flight 999 as it was en route from Newark to Brussels. It had 293 passengers and 13 crew members on board, according to The Chronicle Herald of Halifax.

"There was a small fire on board. It was contained but there was smoke in the aircraft," Peter Spurway, a spokesman for the Halifax International Airport Authority, says to Reuters. "The pilot did declare an emergency and landed at approximately (9:50 p.m.) Atlantic time."

Spurway tells Reuters that the fire was "in the rear of the aircraft."

No one was injured, according to the CBC. Canadian network CTV adds "the passengers left on a new flight around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The original plane returned to (Newark) around 7 a.m. Wednesday."



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