CAL plane pops tyre, closing airport

A deflated tyre on a Cayman Airways express flight to Cayman Brac led to the closure of Gerard-Smith International Airport in the Brac for about three hours Saturday morning.

According to the airports authority, the twin otter operated by Cayman Express, sustained a deflated tyre upon landing in the Brac around 7.50am Saturday.

The aircraft landed safely and all 17 passengers aboard were transported from the plane to the airport’s arrival hall via a company van. No one was hurt.

The Gerard-Smith airport was closed while the company made repairs to the tyre on the runway and the airport re-opened at about 10.30am.

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