Two main tyres of the Jet2.com Airbus A330-200 flight LS-917 got blown up while landing at the Tenerife airport with 320 passengers and 11 crew members on board.
It happened on the 27th of June on the runway no 7. Both the tyres got deflated and halted the aircraft which disrupted the runway for more than 7 hours and caused diversion of the subsequent flights. Some flights were even cancelled. Thousands of holidaymakers got amassed in the airport and were clueless about their departure.
Despite of the arrangements made by the authorities who arranged accommodation for the stranded passengers, there were many families who had to sleep on the airport floor overnight because they couldn’t get a hotel.
Tenerife is a popular holiday destination and around five million tourists visit the island every year. The Island being part of Spain, is situated off the coast of North Africa and enjoys sunshine round the year.