Plane Skids Off Runway, Closing Airport in Presque Isle

March 5, 2019

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A United Airlines flight from Newark to Presque Isle landed roughly on its second approach and then slid off the runway Monday as passengers screamed and some seat parts popped off, according to one occupant.

Of the 28 passengers and four crew members on board, four passengers and the pilot were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Kim Smith, Presque Isle public information officer.

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