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Alaska Airlines plane blows a tire on landing at John Wayne

June 21, 2012 |  6:06 pm

This post has been corrected. Please see note below.

An airplane landed at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana with a blown tire Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Alaska Flight 508, a Boeing 737-800, blew a right main gear tire during the landing, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.

The flight originated in Seattle. The FAA is investigating what caused the tire to blow.

The plane landed safely and no passengers were injured.

[For the record, 11:59 p.m. June 21: An earlier version of this post said the airplane blew two tires. It blew one tire.]

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