A passenger plane flying from Montreal to Toronto experienced a hydraulic issue and had to make an emergency landing in Hamilton that caused several of its tires to pop.

In a tweet posted shortly after 11 a..m. John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport said Porter flight PD458 had touched down following an issue.

“As the flight landed, Hamilton International Airport fire responded and there are no reported injuries,” reads the tweet. “Runway 12-30 is currently closed.”

The flight was scheduled to take off in Montreal at 9:10 a.m. and land in Toronto at 10:30 a.m. 

search of the flight’s tracking number on Porter’s website lists its status as diverted to Hamilton.

Passengers being transported to Toronto

In a statement to CBC News, a spokesperson for Porter Airlines said all 58 passengers and four crew members who were aboard at the time of the landing were “safe and uninjured.”

Some of the plane’s tires popped during the landing and it stopped on the runway, according to Porter.

The passengers were taken by bus to the terminal and then on to Toronto.

“Some tires must be changed prior to towing the aircraft from the runway,” stated the airline. 





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