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Airport runway closed for cleanup

Bermuda's airport briefly closed down its runway this morning after an Egyptian military aircraft blew a tyre while landing.

According to Sergeant Allan Wilkinson of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, the rupture on the port side landing gear was spotter at about 10.20am by tower personnel at LF Wade International Airport as the craft made a scheduled landing.

The C-130 Hercules had 15 military personnel on board.

The rupture left debris scattered on the runway, which was cleared up by fire staff by 10.50am, with the airfield reopened and a damage assessment now under way.

A C-130 Hercules at LF Wade International Airport (File photograph)

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Published February 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm (Updated February 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm)

Airport runway closed for cleanup

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