ALBANY, N.Y. – All four tires on an Air Canada turboprop plane failed during an emergency landing at Albany International Airport, which was temporarily closed by the accident.
The seven passengers and two crew members were not hurt.
The crew declared an in-flight emergency and asked to land because of possible problems with one of the two engines on the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900. The plane landed just before 11 a.m. Thursday, but soon rolled to a stop at the intersection of two runways. The tires on both sides were damaged and deflated.
Airport spokesman Doug Myers says the airport was closed for about an hour until the plane was removed.
The plane, operated by Toronto's Air Georgian as an Air Canada flight, was headed from Toronto to Manchester, N.H.