Passengers were stranded on the tarmac of Newark Airport for hours Sunday after some of their plane’s tires blew out while landing, officials said.
United Airlines Flight #UA961 was landing in Newark around 1:30 p.m. from Frankfurt, Germany when the Boeing 777-222 “experienced tire issues,” a spokesperson for the airline said.
Runway 22L was temporaly closed for debris removal.
The passengers were eventually bused from the plane to Terminal B, where family and friends awaited.
They weren’t seen leaving the airport until after 5:30 p.m. — more than four hours after the plane arrived.