United Airlines Flight Skids Off Runway in New Jersey’s Airport During Landing

A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, U.S. on February 7, 2015 © REUTERS / Louis Nastro/File Photo

A United Airlines Flight 627 skidded off a runway during the landing at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The incident happened on Sunday, when the aircraft, which originated in Denver, landed at 1 p.m. on Runway 22 Left and then skidded off the left side of the runway, according to the FFA.

“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.

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