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SriLankan Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing after tyre bursts.

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A burst tyre forced a SriLankan Airlines Airbus A340 carrying 340 passengers to London, UK to make an emergency landing at Colombo airport on 11 February.

The aircraft was ordered back to the airport after about 5.5 hours of flight, when airport maintenance staff noticed debris from the tyre on the runway. The aircraft landed safely and the runway was then closed for four hours so that the debris could be cleared and runway lights repaired, according to The Associated Press.

Passengers were transferred to another aircraft for the flight to London.

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