Emergency landing closes Tokyo runway

July 18, 2016 5:52 am

A Hawaiian Airlines jet is seen on tarmac after making an emergency landing at Haneda Airport in . Photo / AP

A runway was closed at one of Tokyo’s main airports after a Hawaiian
Airlines jet punctured its tyres while making an emergency landing,
forcing the cancellation of some domestic Japanese flights.
Eight
tyres blew out when the Airbus A330 returned to Haneda Airport after a
display indicated a problem in the hydraulic system, Japanese media
reported.
None of the 293 passengers and crew on board were
injured, the reports said, but the plane remained on the runway after
daybreak as workers replaced the tyres.
Japan Airlines cancelled some domestic flights, and warned of the possibility of other flight disruptions.
Haneda Airport said that international flights had not been affected.
An
expert told Japanese public broadcaster NHK that the brakes
may not have functioned properly if there were a hydraulic system
problem, causing the blowouts.

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