United Flight from Denver to Reno rolls intro grassy area while taxiing

No injuries reported
Posted at 8:09 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 22:10:07-04

DENVER -- Passengers inside a United Flight flying from Denver to Reno are safe after the plane rolled off the taxiway and into a grassy area at Denver International Airport Sunday night. 

United Flight 296 was scheduled to depart from DIA at 7:38 p.m., according to but the airplane's brakes went out and the plane parked in the grass on the runway, said Mike Higdon, a passenger who tweeted from inside the plane. 

He also said the plane did an "emergency reverse engines" to stop the plane from going into the ditch. 

At last update, DIA was getting buses to pick up the passengers. No word on when the next flight to Reno would take off.


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