The Maldives Velana Airport had to be closed on Tuesday due to an incident involving a Flydubai flight.
Rear tires broke while Flydubai’s FZ1569 flight from Dubai to Male, the capital of the Maldives, was attempting to land.
According to an article in the Aviation Herald, the Boeing 737-9 MAX was headed to the Maldives when it “landed on Male’s runway 36 when both right-hand and main tires ruptured. Without additional incident, the aircraft rolled out, stopped a stop on the runway, and was disabled.
Maldives Flydubai incident
making a social media post “An aircraft ground incident has been declared @VelanaAirport due to a tire burst from an aircraft while landing,” the Maldives Airport Company reported.
“Crew and passengers are secure. The runway is now closed, but we’re trying to get everything back to normal.
The aircraft’s right side tires are damaged and torn in photos that have been posted online.
Before reopening, the airport was closed down for about three and a half hours.
The airline said in a statement to the media: “At all times, the safety of our passengers and crew is our priority. Regarding plans for continuing travel after visiting Male, we are in contact with our passengers. We apologize for any inconvenience to our passengers’ plans.