Canadian Jet Gets Four Flat Tires On Landing, No Injuries Reported
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ A Canadian airliner with 87 people aboard blew out four tires while landing Saturday at Newark International Airport, officials said. No injuries were reported.
Air Nova Flight 83 from Miami was landing for refueling about 4:30 p.m. before continuing on to Halifax, Nova Scotia, when both sets of rear tires blew out, an assistant duty manager in airport operations said. The two nose tires remained inflated.
The 82 passengers and five crew members left the four-engine BAE-146 jet on conventional stairways, said airline spokeswoman Mary Keith.
″There was no need for an emergency evacuation,″ Keith said from Halifax, where the airline is based. ″As I understand it, there was a bit of a bump or jolt on landing.″
She said another BAE-146 was sent to Newark to take the passengers to Halifax Saturday night. Passengers also had the option to stay in Newark overnight at company expense and leave Sunday morning, she said.
Airline maintenance personnel were trying to determine the cause of the blowouts, Keith said.