Flybe aircraft makes emergency landing at Birmingham airport

Flybe aircraft makes emergency landing at Birmingham airport

An aircraft with 76 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport when a tyre burst after take off.

The Flybe flight from Amsterdam to Manchester was forced to land early after passengers alerted cabin crew, the BBC reported.

Birmingham airport was closed for half an hour from 3.25pm yesterday due to the incident, a spokeswoman said.

No-one was injured but flights were delayed on the ground and in the air while safety checks were carried out.

A Flybe spokesman apologised to passengers for the inconvenience, and said the decision to redirect the flight was taken "as a precautionary measure, to take into consideration more favourable wind conditions".

The airline confirmed passengers were to be taken by bus from Birmingham to Manchester.

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