Passengers on an Air Canada Airbus A330 were forced to disembark on the runway at Montreal International Airport after two tires burst on landing.
The Airbus A330-300, with registration C-GFAF, was operating flight AC901 from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport when two out of ten tires were punctured upon landing on Saturday. The aircraft was carrying 93 people, including ten crew members.
Passengers disembarked on runway 06L, leaving the aircraft disabled on runway 06L. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident, and the plane was safely removed from the runway.
Not a great day for #AirCanada Flight 901 in Montréal today. We landed, and blew the tire and wheel well. The #A330 aircraft is disabled on the runway, but we’ve been safely removed. pic.twitter.com/TKvdCkTcPU
— Mark Zilbert (@mzilbert) December 25, 2021
In an email to CTV News, an Air Canada spokesperson said:
“Upon landing at Montreal shortly before noon, two tires were punctured preventing the aircraft from driving to the gate.”
An investigation has been opened to thoroughly investigate the incident.