747 blows 4 tires, aborts takeoff from LAX

/ Source: The Associated Press

A jetliner carrying hundreds of passengers blew four tires while trying to take off at Los Angeles International Airport and got stranded on the runway, an official said Tuesday.

None of the 232 passengers or crew on Qantas Flight 12 to Sydney, Australia, was hurt in the incident late Monday, airport spokeswoman Treva Miller said.

Flight operations at the airport were not expected to be affected.

The pilot aborted takeoff after he noticed a warning light go off as he took the Boeing 747-400 down the runway at 11:05 p.m. local time, Miller said. The plane came to rest, stuck on an adjacent runway.

Emergency personnel got everyone off the jet without incident.

The passengers were taken to hotels and would be placed on flights to Sydney later Tuesday, a Qantas official said.