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US-bound AI flight suffers tyre burst; all safe

PTI  Mumbai, February 03, 2014
First Published: 18:44 IST(3/2/2014) | Last Updated: 19:20 IST(3/2/2014)

A US-bound Air India flight from Ahmedabad with 260 passengers onboard suffered a tyre burst after it landed at the international airport, airport sources said in Mumbai on Monday.

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The incident took place last night when the airline's engineering staff found that three tyres of Boeing 777 aircraft AI-191 were deflated on landing at the airport here," they said.

According to the airline, the (Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Newark) flight was dispatched on schedule after replacing the tyre-burst hit aircraft.

The passengers were deplaned safely and another Boeing 777 plane was arranged to enable them to fly on their onward journey, they said.


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