Airliner Blows Tire in Sitka

Ed Ronco and Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

Another Alaska Airlines jet has suffered a mishap in Sitka. Flight 67 was taking off from Sitka Wednesday evening at about 6:45 when a tire blew out. Airline spokesperson Bobbie Egan says the incident occurred when the Boeing 737 was about one-third of the way down the runway. The 120 passengers were transported back to the terminal aboard three Sitka Tours buses. Egan says the cause of the blowout remains a mystery.

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