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Miraculous escape for 140 AI passengers

india Updated: Nov 11, 2010 09:18 IST

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More than 140 passengers and crew members of an Air India flight from Srinagar to Delhi had a miraculous escape after the aircraft's tyre caught fire while taking off from Jammu airport on Tuesday evening, officials said.

According to airport sources, the tyre caught fire while the plane was about to take off but the pilot managed to bring the aircraft to a halt.

The passengers were evacuated safely.

The flight had a stopover in Jammu, from where it picked up about 30 Delhi-bound passengers.