Plane's tyre BURSTS during take-off at London Gatwick airport

Jay Anderson
July 18, 2017

The runway at Gatwick Airport is closed after a plane's tyre burst on take-off. The main runway is now operational but delays are occurring.

The Air Canada Rouge incident happened around lunchtime and prompted an immediate inspection of the main runway for about half an hour.

The damaged tyre of the flight can be clearly seen in this photo taken be one of the passengers.

A spokesman for Gatwick Airport said: "While the aircraft is being inspected and while the runway is being inspected there are no flights departing or arriving at Gatwick".

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"We apologise as flights for the rest of the day will experience delay and there will be some cancellations", the statement said.

A Toronto-bound flight was forced to return to London's Gatwick Airport Monday after a tire blew during takeoff.

It has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Travellers are encouraged to check with their airline for information about their flights.

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