The Safety Investigation Authority has begun a preliminary investigation into an airplane that landed at the Helsinki Airport on Saturday with a faulty tyre.

The Airbus A319 flight from the western city of Vaasa to Helsinki landed on the runway on Saturday morning, carrying 86 passengers including the crew. No one was injured during the landing.

The airplane was towed to a maintenance ramp, where the passengers disembarked, said information chief Sakari Lauriala from national carrier Finnair.

“The outermost wheel of the main left-hand side landing gear was completely destroyed once we landed,” he said. “Current information suggests that it was damaged during take-off. The point at which the tyre was damaged in Vaasa is still under investigation.”

 

Source: Yle News

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