A United Airlines flight punctured a tire and then slipped off the runway after landing on Saturday afternoon at an airport in Newark, New Jersey, bringing the busy airport to briefly stop arrivals and departures. departures.
Flight 627, from Denver, Colorado, landed at the Newark Liberty International Airport at around 1 pm, then skidded off the left side of the roadway, blocking its landing gear in the grass, announced the Federal Aviation Administration. in a report.
"The FAA is en route to the airport to begin the investigation," the agency said.
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The airport tweeted just after 2:30 pm that all passengers of the flight had landed safely.
The FAA had said earlier Saturday that passengers would be removed from the plane by stairs and that once the plane cleared, the plane would be towed out of the airfield.
Flights in and out of the airport resumed around 15 hours. but passengers were told to wait for delays, the airport posted on Twitter.
Some frustrated travelers have reported delays on social networks, including at other airports affected by the Newark shore stop.
"Sitting on JetBlue, we should have left more than an hour ago," said a Twitter user. "I hope we will have free beers on this flight."
"Stuck on the track, do not tell us much but it looks like we're going back to the door," tweeted another traveler.