Narrow escape for CRPF men as aircraft tyres burst in Srinagar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2016 23:28 IST
The flight was carrying CRPF personnel from Jammu to Srinagar. (Representative image )

As many as 130 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel aboard an Air India chartered flight had a narrow escape as tyres of the aircraft burst during landing at the international airport here.

The incident occurred around 2 pm following which the runway was blocked as a result the air traffic was disrupted.

Sources said two tyres of the Air India flight 3821burst while it was landing. The flight was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu.

“The aircraft was chartered by the CRPF on the Jammu-Srinagar sector. All personnel aboard have been moved out safely from the aircraft,” said sources.

According to authorities none of the passengers sustained injuries. Airport authorities were trying to clear the runway to resume air traffic. Till reports last came in, the aircraft had been towed away. However, the runway suffered some damage in the process and authorities are working overtime to repair it.

“We hope that the landing point will be fine by Friday morning,’’ an official said.

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