Travel Plane tire bursts on takeoff from London's Gatwick Airport

00:06  18 july  2017
00:06  18 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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LONDON (AP) — A flight from London to Toronto carrying 282 passengers has been forced to turn back after one of its tires burst as it took off . The airport said it was forced to close the main runway after the takeoff , and for a second time after the plane had returned, to check for debris on

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

In this photo taken from the twitter feed of passenger Mike Gibson, a view of the blown tire of an Air Canada plane which abandoned flight, at London Gatwick , Monday, July 17, 2017. A flight from London to Toronto carrying 282 passengers has been forced to turn back after one of its tires burst as it took off. (Mike Gibson via AP) © The Associated Press In this photo taken from the twitter feed of passenger Mike Gibson, a view of the blown tire of an Air Canada plane which abandoned flight, at London Gatwick , Monday, July 17, 2017. A flight from London to Toronto carrying 282 passengers has been forced to turn back after one of its tires burst as it took off. (Mike Gibson via AP) In this photo taken from the twitter feed of passenger Mike Gibson, a view of the blown tire of an Air Canada plane which abandoned flight, at London Gatwick , Monday, July 17, 2017. A flight from London to Toronto carrying 282 passengers has been forced to turn back after one of its tires burst as it took off. (Mike Gibson via AP) © The Associated Press In this photo taken from the twitter feed of passenger Mike Gibson, a view of the blown tire of an Air Canada plane which abandoned flight, at London Gatwick , Monday, July 17, 2017. A flight from London to Toronto carrying 282 passengers has been forced to turn back after one of its tires burst as it took off. (Mike Gibson via AP)

LONDON — A flight from London to Toronto carrying 282 passengers has been forced to turn back after one of its tires burst as it took off.

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Passengers leave Air Canada flight RV1925 after a tire burst during take - off on July 17, 2017. Photo credit: Lyndsay Wilfred. Flights out of Gatwick Airport were briefly put on hold on Monday morning after an Air Canada plane burst a tire on take - off .

The airport said it was forced to close the main runway after the takeoff , and for a second time after the plane had returned, to check for debris on the ground. Toronto, London , Air Canada, aircraft accidents, tire , gatwick airport .

The Boeing 767 Air Canada Rouge flight landed safely back at London's Gatwick Airport an hour after it left Monday lunchtime. Emergency services were standing by.

The airport said it was forced to close the main runway after the takeoff, and for a second time after the plane had returned, to check for debris on the ground. Flights used Gatwick's back-up runway but delays and cancellations were reported.

The airline said it was working to get the passengers on their way as quickly as possible.

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