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Sun 21 April 2024
FlySafair plane lands safely with damaged tyre at OR Tambo International Airport

​Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) can confirm that FlySafair flight FA212 landed safely at OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, a short while ago after being forced to turn back due to a technical problem.

The plane, bound for Cape Town, reportedly suffered damage to one of its rear tyres during take-off. This was spotted by ground staff at OR Tambo and the flight crew was alerted. The decision was made to return to Johannesburg.

Despite the damaged tyre, the plane managed to make a smooth landing, with no injuries reported on board. 

“We would like to praise the FlySafair pilots and crew for their professional handling of this emergency. Their training and experience ensured that all passengers on board the plane walked away unscathed.” Says Regional General Manager: Jabulani Khambule

Any further queries regarding the incident should be referred to the airline.

ACSA would like to advise travellers that one of the runways at OR Tambo International Airport will remain closed for the next few hours. This means that the single runway operation will result in flight delays.

Passengers are asked to contact their airlines for the latest information regarding their flights.

ACSA would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.