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Punctured plane tire shuts down Guadalajara airport for several hours

Guadalajara — After an aircraft suffered a punctured tire upon landing, the Guadalajara airport says they are back up and running.

It was around 3:00 p.m. Thursday when the Guadalajara International Airport resumed operations after it took more than two hours to remove the aircraft that suffered a tire puncture at the time of landing.

Through its Twitter account, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, the organization that operates the airport, announced that the airplane had been removed and that passengers should contact their airline to determine their flight status.

The Aeroméxico flight AM120 that covered the Mexico City-Guadalajara route suffered an incident at the time of landing at the Guadalajara International Airport and was treated as an emergency evacuation.

Through social networks the airline reported “The 151 passengers on board and the crew have been disembarked and are well.”

According to the photos by passengers, one of the tires suffered a puncture and began to fill the plane with smoke.

The aircraft landed minutes before 11:00 in the morning

Through a statement, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, announced that the Civil Aeronautics Directorate will conduct an investigation into this matter.