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Plane skidding off runway at U.S. airport blows tires while landing

Christian Fernsby |
A United Airlines plane that skidded off the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey had blown out tires while landing on Saturday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.

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Preliminary indication is that tires blew out on the left main landing gear of United Airlines Flight 627 and the Boeing 757 veered to the left side of the pavement, the FAA said in a statement.

An earlier statement by the aviation authority said that the plane landed at 1 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on a runway at the airport, west of New York City.

No injuries have been reported in the incident, which is being investigated by the FAA.

Flights are delayed at the airport while officials work to remove the plane from the runway, the agency added.

The airport said on Twitter that it remains in limited operation and delays will continue, urging travelers to check with their carriers.

Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the major airports of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

United Airlines Flight 627 originated at Denver International Airport.

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