Thai Airways finds burst tire on Airbus plane after landing; all 197 passengers safe

Thai Airways says it discovered a burst tire on an Airbus A300-600 after the aircraft landed safely at an airport in northern Thailand. No injuries were reported.

The national carrier said in a statement that the burst rear tire was found during an inspection after flight TG130 from Bangkok had landed in Chiang Rai.

The statement said none of the 197 passengers and 10 crew was injured, and the plane returned to Bangkok after mechanics replaced the blown tire.

The airline said it was investigating the cause of the incident.

In September, a Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway at Bangkok's main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, injuring 14 passengers.