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Continental jet spins around on the runway, blows 4 tires

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Continental Airlines jet spun around and blew out four tires after its brakes locked as it tried to land at Newark International Airport late Thursday, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The 50-seat Continental Express Embraer jet, used for regional flights, was flying from Savannah, Ga., with at least 20 passengers and three crew members aboard, authorities said.

"The pilot reported landing was normal, but the brakes locked and that's when the plane turned on the runway," said Continental spokeswoman Karla Villalon.

Sgt. William Korbul of the Port Authority of New York said he wasn't sure how many times the plane spun but that it blew four tires and couldn't be moved, forcing the airport to close the runway.

Korbul said the Federal Aviation Administration was investigating.