Tire Bursts on Thai Airways Jet Carrying Cambodian Lawmakers

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A rear tire on a Thai Airways jet exploded as the plane, which was carrying the head of Cambodia's parliament and 30 lawmakers, landed at the capital's airport Friday, airport officials said.

None of the 147 passengers or 13 crew members were hurt, said Khek Norinda, spokesman of the company that manages the airport.

The tire burst after the Airbus A-300 touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport after a trip from the Thai capital, Bangkok, he said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.

Heng Samrin, the president of Cambodia's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, was aboard the flight with 30 members of parliament, said Chan Ven, the chamber's deputy secretary-general. He said the delegation was returning from an official visit to New Zealand and had transited through Bangkok.