1. Emergency landing closes runway at Tokyo’s Haneda airport

Emergency landing closes runway at Tokyo’s Haneda airport

A runway has been closed at one of Tokyo's main airports after a Hawaiian Airlines jet punctured its tires while making an emergency landing.

By: | Tokyo | Published: July 18, 2016 10:08 AM
The plane remained on the runway after daybreak Monday as workers replaced the tires. (Reuters) The plane remained on the runway after daybreak Monday as workers replaced the tires. (Representative Image: Reuters)

A runway has been closed at one of Tokyo’s main airports after a Hawaiian Airlines jet punctured its tires while making an emergency landing.

Japanese media report that eight tires blew out when the Airbus A330 returned to Haneda Airport early Monday morning after a display indicated a problem in the hydraulic system. They say that none of the 293 passengers and crew on board were injured.

The plane remained on the runway after daybreak Monday as workers replaced the tires.

Japan Airlines cancelled some domestic flights, and warned of the possibility of other flight disruptions.

Haneda Airport said that international flights have not been affected.

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