On Monday, one of the runways at Hong Kong International Airport was shut down, causing flight delays, after a cargo plane suffered damage and had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff in the early morning, according to the airport.

The Hong Kong Airport Authority spokesperson stated, "A freighter had to make an emergency return and experienced a tyre burst upon landing. The disabled cargo jet is now positioned on the north runway," in a statement that remained current as of Monday afternoon. The airport has not provided an estimate for when the runway will reopen. Their website indicates that numerous departures have been delayed since the early morning.

FlightRadar24's tracking data reveals that an Atlas Air cargo plane destined for Anchorage, Alaska, took off from the airport around 4 a.m. on Monday (2000 GMT on Sunday) and landed back at the airport less than four hours later. The Boeing 747 freighter turned back to Hong Kong while flying over Taiwan, as per the tracking data. Atlas Air, headquartered in the U.S., has yet to respond to a request for comment.