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Tires pop on Chicago jet landing; nobody injured

July 29, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) — Two tires of an American Airlines jet popped when the aircraft landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

American spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says no one was injured when the two left main tires blew on a jet that landed Monday afternoon. The flight from Reno, Nevada, was carrying 137 passengers and five crew members

She says that it’s not yet clear why the tires blew, but that such incidents are not uncommon. She also stressed that the jets are designed so they can land safely after tires blow out.

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