- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a plane has landed safely at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport after reporting a blown tire.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Boeing 717 blew a tire as it touched down just before 3 p.m. Monday.

Arlene Salac says the Tampa, Florida-to-New York flight was held on the taxiway for inspection.

A spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says the tire was repaired while passengers stayed aboard. Joe Pentangelo says the plane was then towed to the gate.

There were no injuries.

A press representative for the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on the landing.


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