A Delta Airlines Boeing 767 jet flying from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport to Detroit Metro (DTW) this morning returned to Sao Paulo when a tire was damaged during takeoff.
Delta Flight 256 landed just after 1 AM local time after the tire apparently blew out.
‘The tire problem was known shortly after takeoff at 10:32 p.m. Thursday. But the pilots circled over Sao Paulo for about two hours to burn fuel and lighten the aircraft for the landing, which was carried out normally on the aircraft’s remaining tires.’
There were no injuries according to airport officials.
The cause of the blow out is not known at this time.
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