Officials say a pilot and three passengers suffered minor injuries when a United Express regional jet slid off a slippery runway in northern Maine and came to rest in deep snow.
Images from the scene Monday showed firefighters helping to evacuate passengers from the 50-seat Embraer 145 at the Presque Island International Airport. At least a couple of inches of snow had fallen.
Part of its landing gear was torn away and the nose cone was damaged.
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Officials said the flight operated by CommutAir from Newark, New Jersey, with 28 passengers and three crew members landed at the airport at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
The plane came to a rest in snow on the east side of the runway. The injured were tended to by emergency personnel.