LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Aeromexico jetliner getting ready to take off from the Los Angeles airport collapsed on the runway early Saturday, damaging the left wing as emergency crews rushed to help about 130 passengers and crew members off the plane.
A pair of blown tires on the left side of the Mexico City-bound Boeing 737 caused the breakdown, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
No injuries were reported from Aeromexico Flight 18, and NTSB officials do not plan any further investigation, spokesman Peter Knudson said.
Aeromexico officials did not immediately respond to requests seeking comment.
Passengers were safely evacuated onto the runway and taken back to a terminal at Los Angeles International by bus, Knudson said.
A preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration said the left landing gear had collapsed. The NTSB's Knudson said the blown tires were discovered later.
The travelers were booked on other flights, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.
The incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
The runway was briefly shutdown, Kenitzer said.