A jumbo cargo jet blew out most of its tires while making an emergency landing in Anchorage.
The Anchorage Daily News says the jet was operating only on backup power when it landed early Tuesday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Airport officials say the Southern Air Boeing 747 was headed from the Lower 48 to Asia when the plane’s four main power generators quit working. Airport business manager Trudy Wassel says two backup generators kicked on, but they do not power a mechanism that keeps the jet’s tires from skidding.
The flight crew was forced to use manual brakes that had no anti-skid, and 14 of the jet’s 18 tires blew out. The plane landed at about 2 a.m. Nobody was injured.
The runway was reopened Tuesday afternoon.
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