Dubai airport briefly closed due to pieces of tyre on runway

Dubai airport briefly closed due to pieces of tyre on runway

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Pieces of tyre found on one of the runways caused the closure of Dubai International Airport yesterday (28 December).

The airport was reportedly closed for nearly 40 minutes after reports that pieces of tyre tread had been found. The decision to briefly close the airport and clear the runway was according to international standards, a source at the Department of Civil Aviation said.

According to Khaleej Times Online, it was a security and safety official who noticed the pieces of tyre rubber on the runway.

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