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US Airways jet blows tire, lands safely in Texas

US Airways jet blows tire, lands safely in Texas

Authorities say a US Airways regional jet has landed safely at San Antonio International Airport after blowing a tire during takeoff and circling for an hour to burn off fuel.
San Antonio Express-News reports that there were no reported injuries to any of the 87 people onboard the Wednesday afternoon flight.
U.S. Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder says a nose wheel blew on the Mesa Air express flight to Phoenix and the crew decided to return to San Antonio as a precaution. Mesa Air operates regional flights for U.S. Airways and other large carriers.
Emergency personnel and equipment rushed to the aircraft after it came to a stop. The plane was then towed to a gate at the terminal and passengers were put on other flights.


Updated : 2021-06-21 06:30 GMT+08:00