The plane burst at least one tyre on take off and this in turn took out the A Hydraulic System. This means that the plane had limited braking and ground steering capabilities.
Three weeks ago another AirMalta B733, 9H
-ADM burst another tyre on take off from MLA
en route to DME
(Moscow). The drama that unfolded in MLA
was spectacular but very professional. That too had a happy ending.