NEW YORK (Reuters) – A United Airlines plane crashed on Saturday at the Newark airport in New Jersey, causing delays, but none of the 166 embarked passengers were injured. announced officials.
United's Flight 627 became disabled on the runway after "experiencing several flat tires" when landing at 1300 hours. from Denver, the airline said in a statement. Passengers were safely removed and paramedics were on site as a precautionary measure, he added.
By 6 pm local time, more than 400 flights to and from Newark have been canceled or delayed, according to Flightaware.com's flight tracking website. Officials at the Newark Liberty International Airport said the delays would continue and travelers should check with their carrier.
Preliminary indications were that tires would have exploded on the Boeing 757's main left landing gear as it landed and the aircraft deviated to the left side of the roadway, the Federal Railways said. Aviation Administration (FDA) in a statement.
United Airlines said that no passengers needed to be taken to the hospital and that the light wounded refused to see a doctor. He said that he was evaluating the plane for damages.
The airline said the plane had remained on the runway during the landing. The FAA had previously stated to have slipped the sidewalk.
Report by Dave Shepardson in Washington, Daniel Wallis in New York and Letitia Stein in Tampa, Florida; Edited by Bill Trott and Franklin Paul