Gatwick runway closed after burst tyre

The flight was forced to burn off fuel by flying around Gatwick before it could return to land

The flight was forced to burn off fuel by flying around Gatwick before it could return to land

Shortly after, officials chose to close the airport's main runway for the rest of the day. The main runway is now operational but delays are occurring.

And in February, an Air Canada flight made a hard landing at Toronto's Pearson airport.

Airline passengers are facing cancellations, delays and disruption after a plane tyre burst as it left the runway on a transatlantic flight.

Twitter has been awash with passengers stuck on flights unable to leave.

The runway at Britain's London Gatwick airport was briefly closed on Monday after a plane's tyre burst during take off, a spokesman for the airport said. Some flights have been diverted to other airports and these have also resulted in passengers unable to get food while they waited on the tarmac.

A number of flights due to fly out from Belfast International Airport have been delayed.

In a statement on its Facebook page, Jersey Airport said: 'Gatwick Airport apologies for the inconvenience but warns that there are likely to be further delays and cancellations for the remainder of the day. "Passengers are advised to speak to their airline for the latest flight information".

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