Runway at London's Gatwick airport briefly closed after plane tyre burst

2017-07-17 13:50:26 GMT2017-07-17 21:50:26(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LONDON, July 17 (Xinhua) --The runway at Britain's London Gatwick airport was closed briefly on Monday afternoon after a departing flight reported a burst tyre, the airport tweeted.

The close came between 1:16 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. A few departing flights were delayed during the period with a small number of arrivals diverted to other airports.

The runway had reopened, a spokesman for the airport said.

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