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Airplane slips off the runway at Newark Airport; Flights will continue with delay



NEWARK, NJ (WABC) – A plane crashed partially off the runway at Newark Airport, causing significant delays, the FAA confirmed.

United Airlines Flight 627 with 166 people landed on runway 22 near 1 pm Saturday and slipped on the left side of the sidewalk. The left main landing gear is stuck in a grassy area.

The airline stated that the plane had several flat tires when landing.

Arrivals and departures were originally stopped by and resumed since. Delays are expected during the day and passengers should call their airline for information.

Pictures from the scene show rescue workers surrounding an aircraft that seems to be partially off the runway. Images received from Eyewitness News appear to show damage to the aircraft.

The PAPD Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Unit (ESU) and the patrol work at the scene and evacuate passengers.

Passengers are taken off the plane via stairs in front of the plane is towed off the airfield. Buses bring passengers to the terminal.

The FAA reported no injuries and United said those with minor injuries had refused medical treatment.

Officials have not confirmed why the plane has slipped off the runway, and the FAA is operating route to the airport to begin the investigation.

The flight began at Denver International Airport.
United Airlines published a statement after the incident, which in part read:

"For those on the flight, we arranged a transport For passengers from the plane to the airport terminal were precaution paramedics on the spot We are in close contact with the FAA and the airport authorities and are working to ensure that the disabled aircraft is removed quickly so that operations at the airport can be normalized. "

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