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http://www.startribune.com/local/52309257.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUX Jet blows tires on landing in Minneapolis; runway closed Last update: August 2, 2009 - 3:09 PM A Boeing 747 landing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this afternoon blew numerous tires, forcing the shutdown of one runway. The plane was not carrying any passengers, and none of the crew was hurt, said Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Pat Hogan. The plane was being flown to Minneapolis-St. Paul to position it for future flights, he said. One runway was shut down because of the 2:10 p.m. incident, but Hogan said there were no immediate flight delays. "We could see some delays depending on how long it takes us to get the plane off the runway," he said. It's unclear what caused the tires to blow, but the pilot had radioed to the control tower that his brakes were overheating, Hogan said. Airport fire engines were on site when the plane landed on runway 12 south of the Lindbergh Terminal. The plane landed without crashing or going off the runway, Hogan said. The plane was moved off the runway, but is still blocking it. The Northwest Airlines plane was being operated by Delta Airlines. Planes have dual wheels like semitractor trailer trucks that provide stability should some tires blow, Hogan said. --CHAO XIONG <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you wish to unsubscribe from the AIRLINE List, please send an E-mail to: "listserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx". Within the body of the text, only write the following:"SIGNOFF AIRLINE".
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