Gatwick disruption as plane tyre bursts while leaving runway | London

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

Flights are using Gatwick’s back-up runway after the airport’s main strip was closed following an incident involving an Air Canada Rouge flight to Toronto.

The plane was leaving Gatwick at 1.16pm bound for Canada when its tyre suffered a blowout. It returned to Gatwick just under an hour later.

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