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Passenger plane skids off runway

A United Express plane carrying 44 people has skidded off the runway at Ottawa International Airport, Canada.

Emergency and airport officials said all the passengers travelling from Chicago got off the plane safely and were taken into the terminal on city buses.

Airport spokeswoman Krista Kealey said there were no injuries.

United Express is a brand name under which regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines.

Ottawa police said the plane skidded on to a grassy area. Fire service spokesman Marc Messier posted on Twitter that crews were working to contain a fuel spill from the damage.

United Airlines did not have any immediate information on the incident.


From Belfast Telegraph