The British Airways Boeing 777 plane from New York had an issue with a tyre.
Gatwick Airport’s main runway was temporarily closed this morning (October 13) after an incoming British Airways flight from New York experienced a “burst tyre”. The incident meant that the runway was closed at 7.42am this morning while the issue was resolved.
The incoming flight, which had taken off from JFK airport in New York, landed successfully and safely at Gatwick. The runway was closed for almost 20 minutes as a result of the situation.
A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport said: “Gatwick’s main runway was closed for 19 minutes from 0742 this morning due to a British Airways flight (BA2272) from JFK (New York) experiencing a burst tyre. The runway has since reopened and flights are operating as normal.”