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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 7:07 pm | Updated: 10:17 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

An inbound plane at Sky Harbor International Airport managed to make a safe landing, despite a blown tire that could have made for an otherwise dangerous landing.

The inbound Mesa Airlines CRJ-900, from Calgary, Canada landed safely on runway 26 around 5:30 p.m.

According to airport officials, immediately after the landing crews from the City of Phoenix Airport Operations began doing an inspection of the landing strip to check for shredded tire parts on the runway.

The north side taxiway and runway were temporarily closed at 6 p.m. Officials said the surfaces were being swept for any trace of rubber pieces.

All incoming and departure flights were directed to land on the south side of the ramp, officials said.

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