The incident happened on Tuesday aboard a tourist flight between Dusseldorf and the Greek island of Kos, with 171 passengers and seven staff on board the aircraft.
A spokeswoman for Air Berlin told:”When the flight took off in Düsseldorf pieces of the tyres broke off and damaged the wing.
A tyre bursting on takeoff punctures the wing of an Air Berlin flight, leabving a large hole. http://t.co/Llnzmpkbgz pic.twitter.com/adrmoTycjd
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