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Plane tyre falls off at takeoff

2010-03-10 15:08

Durban - A pilot of a small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Durban’s Virginia Airport on Wednesday after one of its tyres fell off, police said.

"No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged. The tyre fell off while the plane was taking off and the pilot had to make an emergency landing," said Superintendent Vincent Mdunge.

There were four passengers on board.

"The guys from the Civil Aviation Authority are checking what could have caused the tyre to fall off," Mdunge said.