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Gatwick airport runway briefly closed after Air Canada plane's tire burst
July 17, 2017 / 2:58 PM / 2 months ago

Gatwick airport runway briefly closed after Air Canada plane's tire burst

LONDON (Reuters) - The runway at London Gatwick airport was briefly closed on Monday after a plane’s tire burst during take off, a spokesman for the airport said.

A runway inspection was ordered after a Air Canada flight was forced to return to the airport following the incident.

The runway had reopened, the Gatwick spokesman said. The airport’s website showed small delays for some flights.

Gatwick Airport said in a statement planes are currently using the airport’s back-up runway.

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

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge

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