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United flight flight offshore at Newark airport



No injuries were reported when United Flight 627 – originated in Denver – landed at 1 p.m. on Runway 22 Left and then skidded off the left side of the runway, according to FAA

United Airlines said in a statement that the plane "experienced multiple flat tires upon landing" and "became disabled."

None of the 166 passengers on board were taken to hospitals and those with minor injuries refused medical attention, the airline said . Damage to the aircraft was being evaluated.

"We are in close contact with the FAA and airport authorities and are working expeditiously to safely remove the disabled aircraft so that operations at the airport can return to normal," the airline said.

Newark airport later tweeted that flights had resumed but continued delays were expected.

The left main landing gear was stuck in a grassy area, authorities said.

Delays were expected until the aircraft was moved, the FAA said via Twitter. The aircraft was towed from the airfield after the passengers left the stairs and rode buses to a terminal.

"Passengers have been safely deplaned following a previous incident … and the airport is working to resume flight activity", the airport said via Twitter .

The FAA was on the way to begin an investigation, the agency said in a statement via Twitter.


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