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Delta Air Lines Plane Lands at LAX with Flat Tire

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | April 28, 2016

Delta Air Lines Plane Lands at LAX with Flat Tire

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A Delta Air Lines plane was forced to land at Los Angeles International Airport with a flat tire Wednesday. The aircraft managed to land safely, and no injuries were reported.

According to The Associated Press, Delta Air Lines Flight 2355 was en route from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport when the pilot of the plane reported a wheel problem at around 12:30 a.m. local time Wednesday.

A spokesman for the airline told The AP that the tire deflated during takeoff in Atlanta.

LAX airport police officer Rob Pedregon said the Boeing 757 managed to land safely despite the flat tire, and the 181 passengers onboard were taken by bus to their gate. The aircraft was then towed away from the runway and would be thoroughly inspected.

The Delta Air Lines plane will undergo the needed maintenance and then return to service.


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