Air Canada Rouge B767 tyre burst during take off!

News out of London Gatwick of a Boeing 767 to a Toronto burst a tyre during take off roll but had reached V1 and runway has been closed since. Latest update is so far of 15+ diversions so far and lengthy delays or cancellations on the ground.

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At least it is at Gatwick with many nearby airports so it doesn’t off schedule passengers toooo much.

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Good thing is the pilots are highly trained professionals which means no one should get hurt or killed, its all good! :)

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It has caused multiple go-arounds according to @gatwickspotter in Instagram
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That’s how I found out originally

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You’re very much correct

Updated account from Gatwick Airport on Facebook

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Runway 08L/26R is now in use as an emergency runway after this incident. The airport was closed but reopened again using this runway


Here’s also the map of the diversions from Flightradar24

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Jeez that’s a first it’s so rare that they use 08L/26R but I hear that the aircraft is stuck on the runway atm


Flights are still delayed and some are cancelled

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Woah,


They Reached after The Accident But Early (Emirates FTW)

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Yes, that is always a very good thing :)

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they did depart 30 minutes late though D:

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