Tires blow on United jet during Newark
airport landing, no injuries
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[June 17, 2019]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tires on a
United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey's Newark airport
on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166
passengers on board, officials said.
United flight 627 became disabled on the runway after it "experienced
multiple flat tires" upon landing at 1 p.m. from Denver, the airline
said in a statement. Passengers were safely taken off and paramedics
were on the scene as a precaution, it said.
By 6 p.m. local time, more than 400 flights in and out of Newark had
been canceled or delayed, according to flight tracking website
Flightaware.com. Officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said
the delays would continue and that travelers should check with their
Preliminary indications are that tires blew out on the left main landing
gear of the Boeing 757 as it was landing and the aircraft veered to the
left side of the pavement, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a
United Airlines said no passengers needed to be taken to the hospital
and that those with minor injuries refused medical attention. It said it
was assessing the aircraft for damage.
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The United Airlines flight 627 plane is pictured disabled on the
runway after its tires blew when it landed in New Jersey's Newark
airport, US., June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ed Tobin
The airline said the plane remained on the runway during the
landing. The FAA had earlier said it skidded off the pavement.
(Reporting by Dave Shepardson in Washington, Daniel Wallis in New
York and Letitia Stein in Tampa, Fla.; Editing by Bill Trott and
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