Qantas flight turns back after tire detonates midair

A Qantas Airways trip in Australia had to turn back after a tire on the plane detonated midair not long after takeoff.

The plane was going from Brisbane toward the eastern city of Mackay on Sunday when a nitrogen-filled tire detonated, harming some portion of the wing, as indicated by CNN partner Seven News.

The jet was forced to burn fuel and circle over Queensland’s eastern Sunshine Coast for 90 minutes before contacting down back in Brisbane. Every one of the 76 travelers on board were safe.

Travelers revealed to Seven News they heard an enormous bang, and that the pilot reported it was a tire blast.

Airport group on the ground affirmed the issue.

As indicated by CNN member Nine News, an operator on the runway revealed seeing “rubber all down the left-hand side” and found “a large piece” of destroyed tire.

All travelers had the option to jump on another plane to their goal later on Sunday. Qantas said it was anything but a crisis arrival and that they are exploring the blast, Seven News revealed.