UPDATE 8:45 a.m. EDT June 16: Normal operations resumed at Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday night. The aircraft was removed and the affected runway reopened, EWR said in a tweet.
Removal of EWR Aircraft is complete. The impacted runway has reopened. Expect residual delays while the airport resumes normal ops. Check with carrier — Newark Liberty Airport (@EWRairport) June 16, 2019
A United Airlines plane skidded off a runway at Newark Liberty International Airport after a tire blew out during landing Saturday afternoon.
United Airlines Flight 627 touched down at 1 p.m. then skidded off the left side of the pavement runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The jet’s main landing gear became stuck in a grassy area, the FAA said in a social media post
FAA Statement on United Airlines Flight 627: pic.twitter.com/ORl3Phss06— The FAA (@FAANews) June 15, 2019
Agency officials said the plane would be towed off the runway once all passengers exited.
No injuries were reported.
A ground stop was put in place at the facility, halting all air traffic and diverting flights to other airports as officials handled the United Air issue.
"The FAA is enroute to the airport to begin the investigation," the agency said. "Flights are delayed until the aircraft is moved."
Due to an airport emergency there are currently no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport.Please check with your carrier before coming to the airport — Newark Liberty Airport (@EWRairport) June 15, 2019
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