WATCH: FlySafair plane makes safe landing after wheel damage

WATCH: FlySafair plane makes safe landing after wheel damage

A FlySafair plane landed safely at OR Tambo International Airport after one of its wheels was damaged.

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Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) confirmed on Saturday that FlySafair flight FA212 landed safely at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg a short while after being forced to turn back due to a technical problem.

The plane, bound for Cape Town, reportedly suffered damage to one of its rear tyres during take-off.

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This was spotted by ground staff at OR Tambo, and the flight crew was alerted. The decision was made to return to Johannesburg.

Despite the damaged tyre, the plane managed to make a smooth landing, with no injuries reported on board.

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"We would like to praise the FlySafair pilots and crew for their professional handling of this emergency. Their training and experience ensured that all passengers on board the plane walked away unscathed," says Regional General Manager Jabulani Khambule.

Any further queries regarding the incident should be referred to the airline.

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ACSA reported that one of the runways at OR Tambo International Airport remained closed for a few hours after the incident, which resulted in flight delays.

ACSA also issued an apology for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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