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Porter Dash 8's tires burst on landing after 'hydraulic issues'

All main landing gear tires of a Porter Airlines De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 burst during landing on 18 June at Hamilton, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

The aircraft, registration C-GLQB, was operating Porter flight 458 from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City airport when the "flight crew experienced hydraulic issues and declared an emergency", the TSB's aviation incident log says.

The pilots diverted to Hamilton, where they landed on Runway 30.

"During the rollout after touchdown, all main landing gear tires blew and the aircraft was disabled on the runway," says the TSB.

No injuries were reported.

"All 59 passengers and four crew are safe and uninjured," Porter tells FlightGlobal. "The aircraft punctured tires upon landing and stopped on the runway."

The airline declines to provide additional information.

The aircraft had accumulated 29,700h of flight and 27,700 cycles as of February, Cirium's Fleets Analyzer shows.

Bombardier manufactured the aircraft and delivered it to Porter in 2006. De Havilland purchased the Dash 8 programme from Bombardier earlier this month.

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