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Plane checked after tyre bursts
Burst tyre on the Flybe 1534 plane to Exeter. Pic: Matthew Hill
The plane landed safely
Aviation engineers have carried out safety checks on a burst tyre which caused a plane to make an emergency landing in Exeter on Thursday.

The tyre on the Flybe plane punctured on take-off from Amsterdam, but no underlying faults have been found and services are back to normal.

Passengers were told to adopt the brace position while the Q400 plane landed at Exeter International Airport.

The plane landed safely and none of the 56 passengers or four crew was injured.

The airport was placed on full alert, with emergency services on stand-by.

"This is a one-off event and here in Exeter we have the staff to be able to examine it," said Niall Duffy from Flybe.

Louise Walter, a BBC South West journalist was travelling on the flight.

She said: "I have flown for years and this was the first time anything like that has happened. It was certainly a nerve-racking one."

BBC journalist Louise Walter describes what happened

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