A United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark and veered off a runway last night, authorities say. A Port Authority spokesperson says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing in New Jersey when several rear tires blew. He tells the Star-Ledger that the plane veered onto a taxiway and didn't strike anything, although anonymous sources tell Eyewitness News it almost struck an FAA building. It was carrying eight passengers and five crew members; no one was hurt.
It's not clear what caused the incident, which was not the only mishap at Newark yesterday. Earlier in the day, a United Airlines employee became pinned between a luggage cart and a food service truck. The spokesperson says the worker was seriously hurt. It's unclear how the accident happened.