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Rough Ride: United Express jet veers from the runway at Akron-Canton airport

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GREEN, OH (WOIO) - Tense moments at the Akron-Canton Airport after an airplane veered off the runway shortly after midnight.

The United Express jet, Flight 5916 from Chicago, landed safely, but then veered off the runway before coming to a stop at the midpoint of runway 23.

The jet was carrying 42 passengers plus one infant in arms and three flight crew members. All passengers and crew members were unloaded safely. No one was injured.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time and will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB

Akron Canton Airport is currently open and operating as normal Friday morning.

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