Southwest Jet Blows Tire at LAX; Runway Temporarily Closed

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One runway at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily closed Friday after a Southwest jet blew a tire after landing.


A Southwest jet blew a tire upon landing at LAX on Friday. No passengers were injured. (Credit: KTLA)

None of the 79 people on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1641 were injured when a main landing gear tire was blown when it landed at LAX around 8:40 a.m., said Los Angeles World Airports spokeswoman Nancy Castles.

The passengers on board deplaned while on a taxiway and were bused to their gate, Castles said.

No fire or hazardous materials were exposed during the incident, Castles added. Crews were working to change the tire before the plane could be moved.

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