Monday, January 21, 2013

Plane blows tires, veers off runway at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), New Jersey


NEWARK (WABC) -- A United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark Liberty International Airport and veered off a runway Sunday night. 

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Ron Marsico says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing Sunday night in New Jersey when several rear tires blew. The plane veered onto a taxiway, but didn't strike anything.

The plane was carrying eight passengers and five crew members. No one was hurt.

Sources tell Eyewitness News that the plane came very close to hitting the FAA Navigation Building.

All of the passengers on board were safely de-planed and were sent to the terminal.

The incident did not interfere with airport operations.

It wasn't the only mishap at the Newark airport on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, a United Airlines employee became pinned between a luggage cart and a food service truck. The worker was seriously hurt. It's unclear how the accident happened.

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