LOS ANGELES – A National Transportation Safety Board official says an Aeromexico jetliner blew two tires as it was preparing to take off from the Los Angeles airport, forcing the pilots to stop the plane on the runway.
NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson says no injuries were reported among the 129 passengers aboard Aeromexico Flight 18 bound for Mexico City when the flight was aborted at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
A preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration had said the landing gear collapsed, but NTSB investigators found that wasn't the case.
Knudson says a pair of tires on the left side of the Boeing 737 blew out.
He says passengers were evacuated, bused to the terminal and put onto other flights.
NTSB officials do not plan any further investigation.