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Plane forced to make emergency landing after tyre bursts

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A plane carrying 76 passengers from Amsterdam to Manchester was forced to make an emergency landing in Birmingham when a tyre burst after take-off.

Flybe flight BE1274 was diverted on Monday afternoon after a problem with one of the main wheels.

Birmingham Airport runway was closed for half an hour but reopened soon after 16:00.

The plane landed safely and there were no reported injuries, according to a spokeswoman for the airport.

A spokesman for Flybe said that the emergency landing was made as a "precautionary measure to take into consideration more favourable wind conditions".

The aircraft landed safely without incident and, as is normal in such circumstances, the airport put its emergency vehicles on standby. All 76 passengers disembarked as normal, were bussed to the terminal, from where they will be taken by coach to Manchester to complete their journey. Flybe apologises to passengers for any inconvenience experienced, but the safety of its passengers and crew is the airline's number one priority at all times.

– Flybe spokesman