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Las Americas airport: two jets sustain bursts of tires, no one hurt

Santo Domingo.- A Pawa Dominicana airline jet flying from Miami nearly skidded off the runway when a part of the landing gear fell off and burst one tire.

While another aircraft, which was diverted from the Puerto Plata airport due to severe weather conditions to Las Americas, where it landed safely, also sustained the busting of two of its tires upon taking off from that terminal to its destination.

Local media report that Pawa flight 760, which plies the Santo Domingo-Miami route, arrived at Las Americas 8:45am Tuesday with around 70 passengers on board, according to information obtained at the airport.

“According to the pilot’s report, the aircraft exploded a tire at the time of landing, but when the main train was examined the experts discovered that a piece of metal was released from the landing gear before the plane’s tire burst.”

Source: DT

Jan 11, 2017

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