17 JUN 2019: Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane shouldn't be moved until investigators arrived, and United spokesperson Robert Einhorn confirmed that the plane remained on the runway.

The FAA said the plane “veered to the left side of the pavement.”

The airline said some passengers with minor injuries refused medical attention and no one was seriously injured.

The airport was closed temporarily but resumed flights shortly before 3 p.m.


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