• Kyodo


A Singapore Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Nagoya airport after one of its tires blew out, airline officials said.

The Boeing 777 with 314 passengers and crew members aboard landed at the airport at 8:28 a.m. after pilots radioed to the air traffic control tower to report that one of plane’s tires had possibly ruptured and requested permission to make an emergency landing. No one was injured, the officials said.

Singapore Airlines Flight 982 departed from Singapore and was bound for Nagoya.

According to the transport ministry, one of the six tires under the left main wing of the plane was punctured.

The plane later departed for Singapore at around 11:30 a.m. after the puncture was repaired.

The airport was closed for about 15 minutes for inspection of the runway. Two flights were delayed due to the closure, airport officials said.

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