Horizon Air flight with blown tire lands safely

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane International Airport spokesman confirms that a Horizon Air flight landed safely in Spokane despite a blown tire on its landing gear.

KXLY-TV reports ( http://is.gd/g5plTi) that Horizon Flight 2358 was en route from Portland, Ore., to Spokane on Monday afternoon.

Its scheduled 4:30 p.m. arrival time was pushed back briefly after it declared the problem. Airport spokesman Todd Woodard says fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the runway, where the plane touched down shortly before 5 p.m.

Woodard says the Bombardier Q400 aircraft has two tires on each set of landing gear as a redundancy measure.


Information from: KXLY-TV, http://www.kxly.com/

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