“Following this Gatwick’s runway has been closed since 2.12pm to allow for a runway inspection”. The main runway is now operational but delays are occurring.
Passengers then had to wait while staff informed them hotels would be made available.
All flights have been re-routed to the airport’s backup runway, setting of delays and cancellations for some travellers.
The damaged tyre of the flight can be clearly seen in this photo taken be one of the passengers.
A number of flights due to fly out from Belfast International Airport have been delayed.
An airline spokesman said: “Air Canada Rouge flight 1925 Gatwick-Toronto, a Boeing 767 with 282 passengers on board, landed safely back at Gatwick”.
In a statement on its Facebook page, Jersey Airport said: ‘Gatwick Airport apologies for the inconvenience but warns that there are likely to be further delays and cancellations for the remainder of the day.
A Toronto-bound flight was forced to return to London’s Gatwick Airport Monday after a tire blew during takeoff. Passengers should check with their airline before travelling to the airport for information about their specific flight.