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Air India plane makes emergency landing in Delhi after suffering a tyre burst

delhi Updated: Oct 24, 2016 00:53 IST
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An Air India plane on Sunday made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International airport here after its tyre burst while taking off from Udaipur. (Pramod Thakur/ HT File Photo)

An Air India plane, carrying 108 passengers and crew members onboard, on Sunday made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International airport here after its tyre burst while taking off from Udaipur.

The aircraft (Airbus 319 operating as flight no AI-472) took off at about 7:20 pm from Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap international Airport. Just before it took to the skies, a loud bang was heard, officials said.

The incident was witnessed by CISF’s watch tower unit at Udaipur and the air traffic control (ATC) tower was intimated immediately, they said.

An inspection team was rushed to the tarmac, which found fragments of a tyre on the runway, following which the pilot of the plane was alerted and also the Delhi airport, for a possible emergency landing.

“The flight, however, landed safely and all passengers and crew are safe,” an Air India spokesperson said.

The aircraft (Airbus 319 operating as flight no AI-472) took off at about 7:20 pm from Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap international Airport. Just before it took to the skies, a loud bang was heard, officials said.

The incident was witnessed by CISF’s watch tower unit at Udaipur and the air traffic control (ATC) tower was intimated immediately, they said.

An inspection team was rushed to the tarmac, which found fragments of a tyre on the runway, following which the pilot of the plane was alerted and also the Delhi airport, for a possible emergency landing.

“The flight, however, landed safely and all passengers and crew are safe,” an Air India spokesperson said.