Aer Lingus regional flight bursts tyre after landing in Cardiff

There were no injuries and the plane stopped safely, but a runway at Cardiff Airport was closed for some time.

AN AER LINGUS regional flight from Dublin suffered a burst tyre shortly after landing at Cardiff Airport this afternoon.

There were no injuries to any of the 37 passengers on board the flight, operated by Aer Arann, and all were bussed to the terminal, where they were reunited with their luggage a spokesperson for the airport confirmed.

The spokesperson added that the runway was closed while recovery teams cleared debris from the area.


A spokesperson for the airline said that the aircraft, an ATR 42-300, stopped safely.

“We can confirm that there was an issue involving one of our aircraft this afternoon on the Dublin to Cardiff route. The flight landed normally, with the right hand wheel of the aircraft subsequently experiencing burst tyres.

The aircraft stopped safely, and all passengers and crew disembarked the aircraft as normal. Fire services were in attendance as a precaution.


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