Investigations into the cause of the incident are underway today after the Boeing 737-800, carrying 162 passengers and crew, encountered a problem on landing.
The Nok Air flight DD 8714 left Bangkok's Don Muang Airport at 8.05am and touched down at Chiang Rai at 9.15am.
Initial reports say the tyre detached from the wheel but the pilot managed to continue the landing and bring the aircraft to a halt on the tarmac.
An airline spokesperson said later that there was no danger and many passengers were unaware of the tyre breaking free. A loose bolt is being blamed.
Nok Air is a low-cost carrier that mostly flies to destinations within Thailand and is popular with Phuket travellers.
The airline proposes expanding into Burma and flights between Bangkok and Ranong commenced on May 15.