Passenger plane experiences tyre puncture while landing

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Passenger plane experiences tyre puncture while landing

Passenger plane experiences tyre puncture while landing

A Vietnam Airlines plane’s tyre was punctured as it tried to land at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport on the evening of May 6.

Flight VN503 departing from Guangzhou with 136 passengers and 8 crew on board landed on the runway at 5.49pm but did not stop until it had passed 50m from the end of the touchdown zone.

The runway was slippery due to heavy rain and a tyre of the plane was blown off as the pilot was braking hard, according to airport information.

Vietnam Airlines said their crew carried out safety measures and managed to land at the end of the runway.

After the plane had stopped, Vietnam Airlines took more than an hour to repair and replace the tire at the site before they towed the jet back to the factory for technical tests.

The plane encountering the problem was an Airbus A321-231 manufactured in February 2007. The plane’s last periodical maintenance was on April 27 this year.

Source: VOV/ TTO

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