Muscat: An Oman Air plane blew a tyre moments before take-off at Salalah Airport on Friday morning causing a delay, the airline tweeted on its official twitter handles.
There were no injuries and all passengers and crew of the Boeing aircraft deplaned safely.
Initial investigations indicated that the incident was caused by an unidentified object on the runway.
A full investigation is under way.
Operations returned to normal at the airport after the plane was removed from the runway.
Meanwhile, a Saudi Airways flight to Chennai was diverted to Muscat International Airport after an Indian man died. The 63-year old was returning home after performing Haj.