DENVER - DENVER, CO -- No injures are reported after a plane went off the runway at Denver International Airport on Sunday.
According to a passenger on United flight 296 headed to Reno, the plane's brakes went out, sending the aircraft onto the grass.
The pilot explained to passengers that as the plane pulled toward the runway, the brakes wouldn't work and he did emergency reverse engines to stop it from going into ditch. It happened as the plane was taxiing before takeoff around 7:05 p.m.
The passenger, a newspaper reporter based in Reno, told 9NEWS emergency vehicles are going to tow the plane out of the grass.
A spokesperson for DIA told 9NEWS all passengers are getting off the plane and are fine.
9NEWS has a crew headed to the scene and will update this story as more information is available.
United Flight 296 rolled into grassy area while taxiing. No injuries. Passengers will be taken by bus to concourse.— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) September 19, 2016
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