All Flights Stopped: Plane Skids Off Runway at Newark Airport

June 15, 2019 Updated: June 15, 2019

The FAA confirmed that a plane slid off a Newark Airport runway in New Jersey, no planes are flying in or out at the moment.

Around 1 p.m. on June 15, United Airlines Flight 627 landed on Runway 22 and slid leftward of the pavement.

The airport wrote on Twitter: “Due to an airport emergency there are currently no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport. Please check with your carrier before coming to the airport.”

Federal officials said that no one was hurt.

The FAA issued a statement saying the left plane’s main landing gear was stuck in a grassy area and that the plane would be towed after passengers were evacuated.

Newark airport said arrivals and departures were on hold and advised travelers to check with their carrier.

United Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reuters contributed to this report.

From NTD TV

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