American Airlines Flight Forced to Land with Punctured Tire

An American Airlines was forced to make a landing in Israel with a punctured tire after reporting issues mid-flight.

Flight AA052 from Miami to Tel Aviv landed successfully at Ben Gurion Airport after a state of emergency was declared following the malfunction on Monday.

The flight, with 167 passengers and 12 crew members on board, managed to land safely at around 2:50 p.m. local time.

Emergency service vehicles were filmed rushing to Israel's main airport amid fears the plane would crash.

American Airlines confirmed that there have been no reported injuries to passengers or crew following the landing.

The Ben Gurion Airport, also known as Tel Aviv Airport, is located on the outskirts of the city of Lod, around 20 km (12 miles) southeast of Tel Aviv.

Another video posted online appears to show workers fixing the tire after the plane safely landed on the tarmac at the airport.

In a statement to Newsweek, an American Airlines spokesperson said: "On August 2, American Airlines flight AA52 from Miami (MIA) to Tel Aviv (TLV) requested an expedited landing at TLV due to a suspected mechanical issue.

"The flight landed safely at TLV without incident and taxied to the gate, we thank our team members for their professionalism.

"The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance team."

AA052 has landed safely at Ben Gurion airport.

— Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) August 2, 2021

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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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(File photo) American Airlines planes are seen at the gates at Miami International Airport (MIA) on August 1, 2021 in Miami, Florida. DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images