A Northwest airplane made an emergency landing at Memphis International Airport Friday morning.
Airport officials said the DC-9 passenger plane lost a tire on its landing gear while taking off for Indianapolis.
Authorities determined the plane could land safely and brought it back to Memphis.
The airport mobilized emergency landing crews as a precaution, but officials say there was no reason for passengers to worry.
"Inherently with any mechanical operation, I don't think it should cause any concern for air travelers," said Scott Brockman at Memphis International Airport.
Scott Brockman said airplanes have multiple tires on their landing gear, as a precaution for situations like this.