Emergency landing in Munich as aircraft wing punctured by tyre pieces

An Air Berlin flight from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Kos in Greece, was forced to make an emergency landing in Munich on Monday after pieces of a tyre broke off and punctured a hole in one of its wings.

Air Berlin plane forced to make emergency landing.

Air Berlin plane forced to make emergency landing. Image by Steven Straiton / CC BY 2.0

A similar incident caused an Air France Concorde plane to crash in July 2000, although fortunately, in Monday's incident, no damage was caused to the fuel tanks or hydraulics systems. A spokesperson from Air Berlin said, "There was no damage to the plane's systems and no danger for passengers." Read more: thelocal.de

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