Tires pop on American jet landing at O'Hare; nobody hurt

Flight 810

Credit: Courtesy Judy Mendel

Flight 810 passenger Judy Mendel snapped this photo as she exited the American Airlines Boeing 737 that blew two tires as it landed at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on July 29, 2013.

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Associated Press

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 4:26 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two tires of an American Airlines jet popped when the aircraft landed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

American spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said no one none was injured when the two left main tires blew on Flight 810 that landed in Chicago at 12:30 Monday afternoon. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Reno, Nev., was carrying 137 passengers and five crew members

Fagan said a truck with a staircase rolled up to the plane, allowing the passengers to get off the aircraft. They were then taken to the terminal on a bus.

She says that it's not yet clear why the tires blew, but that such incidents are not uncommon. She also stressed that the jets are designed so they can land safely after tires blow out.

The plane was towed to a hangar after the tires were changed on the taxiway.

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