Newark Airport halts all flights after airplane skids off runway

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 All flights were halted temporarily in and out of Newark Liberty Airport Saturday afternoon when a plane apparently skidded off a runway  “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,” according to the airport’s Twitter feed  United Airlines Flight 627 landed on a runway at the airport around 1 p.m., but “then skidded off the left side of the pavement,” a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told the Post  “The left main landing gear is stuck in a grassy area,” the spokesperson added.  It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were on board at the time No injuries were immediately reported.  Flight activity resumed shortly before 3 p m., though a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman said passengers should expect further delays  PAPD’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Unit, Emergency Services Unit and patrol units were evacuating passengers, who were being transported to the terminal by bus, officials said  The FAA will investigate the incident.


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