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Qantas plane tyre bursts after taking off from Brisbane Airport

Passengers have told of hearing a “loud bang” when a tyre burst on a Qantas flight taking off from Brisbane on Sunday.

Flight QF2512 left Brisbane Airport en route to Mackay just before 10am when a tyre burst during takeoff, with a recording revealing the moment the pilot asked Air Traffic Control for assistance.

“We may have done a tyre on takeoff, if we can get an inspection thanks,” he is heard saying on the radio.

Runway crew confirmed a tyre had burst, saying on the radio there was “rubber all down the left-hand side” of the runway.

In what was no doubt a nerve-wracking ordeal for passengers on board, the plane flew above the Sunshine Coast for 90 minutes before returning to Brisbane.

Shirley Kritzinger, who was on board, told 9NEWS: “As we were going down the runway there was a loud bang, as we almost took off, and we didn’t know what it was”.

The pilot reported on radio that crew saw a blown tyre on the left hand side of the plane.

A Qantas spokeswoman told the Courier Mail that all the airline’s Dash 8-400 aircraft had six tires and were able to land safely in the event of a blown tyre.

“The flight returned to Brisbane after takeoff due to an issue with one of the tyres and landed normally,” the spokeswoman said.


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