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

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

Gatwick Airport later confirmed that a tire had burst, and that the runway would be closed for inspection, delaying other flights.

It was then closed again shortly after 2 pm to allow the jet to land.

"As per standard operation procedures and as a precautionary measure the crew requested emergency services presence after a tyre blew upon take-off".

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Flights are now using Gatwick's back-up runway and the airport has warned of delays and some cancellations.

The airport tweeted: 'The runway was closed between 13:16pm and 13:45pm after a departing flight reported a burst tyre.

"We are now working to get our passengers on their way as quickly as possible".

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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.

"There will be delays and cancellations across the rest of the day and we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to passengers. Passengers are advised to speak to their airline for the latest flight information".

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