06/28/2015 08:12 EDT | Updated 06/28/2016 05:59 EDT

Air Canada Flight Lands 'Normally' With Suspected Blown Tire

TORONTO - An Air Canada flight landed safely at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Sunday with a suspected tire problem.

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says the plane returned as a precautionary measure when a tire appeared to rupture on takeoff.

He says the Boeing 767, which was en route to Istanbul, landed normally.

The aircraft had to be towed to the gate because of the tire.

Fitzpatrick says they are working on getting the 208 passengers on their way as quickly as possible.

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