Manila, June 6 - Seven tyres of a Saudia airlines plane burst upon landing at the Philippine capital's international airport on Friday, but all 442 people on board were unhurt, officials said.
The incident occurred as the Boeing 747 jet touched down at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Celestino Conel, an operations personnel at the NAIA, said the plane was carrying 421 passengers and 21 crew members.
"As soon as the plane touched down, a series of explosions was heard due to the tyres blowing up," he said.
"Debris was scattered all over the runway. But no one was hurt."
He noted that it was the first time that seven of 18 tyres blew up in one incident.
The plane, which came from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was safely towed to a gate at the arrival area to allow passengers and crew members to disembark.
Conel said four incoming flights were delayed due to the incident, with one of them being diverted to the in ternational airport in the central city of Cebu.