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Santo Domingo.- A Pawa Dominicana airline jet flying from Miami nearly skidded off the runway when a part of the landing gear fell off and burst one tire.

While another aircraft, which was diverted from the Puerto Plata airport due to severe weather conditions to Las Americas, where it landed safely, also sustained the busting of two of its tires upon taking off from that terminal to its destination.

Local media report that Pawa flight 760, which plies the Santo Domingo-Miami route, arrived at Las Americas 8:45am Tuesday with around 70 passengers on board, according to information obtained at the airport.

"According to the pilot's report, the aircraft exploded a tire at the time of landing, but when the main train was examined the experts discovered that a piece of metal was released from the landing gear before the plane's tire burst."

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6 comment(s)
Written by: Brien, 10 Jan 2017 2:44 PM
From: United States
No, no, no - it's waay too soon for this type of ocurrance!
Written by: Ricardolito, 10 Jan 2017 4:18 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
well what is to be expected ..maintenance is not a priority in the DR ...the metro has many problems caused by lack of maintenance and have seldom seen any maintenance on the metal bridges here ,,so why should the DR airlines be any different .
Written by: guillermone, 10 Jan 2017 4:25 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

They got a good deal from Chinese made tires. You get what you paid for.
Written by: foresthill, 10 Jan 2017 4:57 PM
From: Dominican Republic, santo domingo
What do you expect from the land of corruption?
Written by: chillinout, 10 Jan 2017 4:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Old planes need more maintenance.
Written by: danny00, 10 Jan 2017 5:34 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
GUILLERMONE, I agree with u. please don't fly with these airlines. I like u and I don't want any harm coming to u. and these so called experts? SAID?..... who are these experts? I want Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III is an American retired airline captain who works as an aviation safety consultant. I want him as the expert
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