A tyre of an Air India plane from New Delhi to Bhopal burst during the landing at the Raja Bhoj airport on Wednesday morning. All 95 passengers aboard the plane are safe.
According to airport sources, the glitch occurred at the time of landing at about 7.30 am. The pilot, however, managed to control the aircraft and brought it to a stop.
The aircraft, which was scheduled to return to Delhi at 8 am, was delayed as engineers began work to replace the damaged tyre. Sources at the airport said that a spare wheel arrived from Delhi by another Delhi-Bhopal AI 833 flight on Wednesday afternoon.
The passengers who were to take the onward flight to Delhi were taken to a local hotel for breakfast by the airline. They were later accommodated on another plane, the AI 834 in the afternoon.
The plane, after repairs, finally took off from Bhopal airport at about 6 pm.