Rwandair plane bursts tyre in Harare, disrupts runway service

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RUNWAY service was disrupted at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport after a Rwandair plane burst a tyre during takeoff.

Airlines had to divert to Bulawayo and Lusaka, Zambia abandoning landing at the airport.

In a statement, the Airports Company of Zimbabwe said no injuries were recorded.

“Rwandair experienced a tyre burst during takeoff. As a result, there is a temporary disruption of service on the runway. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as they become available. No injuries were recorded,” the statement reads.