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Manchester to Tenerife flight 'bursts wheels on landing', says Spanish Interior Minister

The Independent logo The Independent 28/06/2017
The Jet2 plane had a bad landing on the holiday island of Tenerife © Getty The Jet2 plane had a bad landing on the holiday island of Tenerife

A Jet2 flight from Manchester to Tenerife has burst its wheels on landing. The airline confirmed the news to The Independent. No injuries have been reported.

Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido announced the news on his Twitter account.

Aviation website Flight Radar 24 showed some other flights to Tenerife Airport arrival were delayed or diverted.

Photos posted to social media purportedly showed the damage. The images have not yet been verified by The Independent.

A Jet2 spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Flight LS917 from Manchester to Tenerife experienced tyre damage upon landing at Tenerife South Airport on Tuesday 27th June.

"All customers disembarked via the steps as normal and have been transferred to the terminal.

"We apologise to all customers affected today. The safety and comfort of our customers and crew is our number one priority at all times.”

There was no further information on how the damage came about.

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