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Tyre bursts as plane lands at Gatwick Airport

A tyre has burst on a passenger plane landing at Gatwick Airport.

One passenger told the BBC that after making a "nice smooth landing... there was an almighty bang and the plane suddenly lurched to the right".

The pilot managed to keep control of the aircraft, which had flown from Ukraine, and there were no injuries.

Gatwick Airport said everyone on board the plane had safely disembarked and had been taken on a coach to the South Terminal.

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