Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway

PHOTO: A sign stands close to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Oct. 31, 2002.PlayMike Derer/AP, FILE
WATCH Passenger plane skids off runway at Newark International Airport in New Jersey

Flights have resumed Newark International Airport on Saturday afternoon after a United Airlines plane skidded off the runway upon landing and all flights were temporarily grounded, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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The United plane, which departed from Denver International Airport, "experienced multiple flat tires upon landing in Newark," a United spokesperson said in a statement. The flight was carrying 166 passengers and there were no serious injuries.

The ground stop went into effect shortly after 1 p.m. ET. No flights were allowed to take off or land at the airport, one of the busiest in the country.

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The plane, United Airlines Flight 627, "skidded to the left side of the pavement," the FAA tweeted. "The left main landing gear is stuck in a grassy area."

Passengers exited the aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, by stairs and boarded buses to the terminal.