Blown Tire Forces Emergency Landing at LAX

American flight circled airport for 45 minutes to burn fuel
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:54 PM CDT
The crew of Flight 1586 bound for Toronto contacted controllers this morning to report that the left inboard main gear tire had blown and that they needed to make an emergency landing.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – An American Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Los Angeles today because of a blown tire, the LA Times reports. Flight 1586, carrying 135 people bound for Toronto, circled Los Angeles International Airport for 45 minutes to burn fuel, “diminishing the possibility of having some sort of fire when it lands,” a spokesman explained. “Taking out some of the danger.”