Plane skids off runway at Newark International Airport; planes temporarily suspended

Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony

A United Airlines flight skidded off a runway Saturday at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Flights have been delayed until the aircraft is moved however there were no serious injuries.

The United plane, which departed from Denver International Airport, "experienced multiple flat tires upon landing in Newark", a United spokesperson said in a statement.

Passengers exited the plane through stairs, and all were deplaned safely, according to Newark Liberty Airport.

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

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All inbound flights are being held at their origin until about 3 p.m. Saturday. It got stuck in the grassy area off the landing strip.

The FAA said the plane will be towed off the airfield after passengers leave the aircraft.

The airport had earlier reported no arrivals or departures because of the emergency.

Passenger Caroline Craddock says the pilot told everyone they blew tires.

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