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Pilot averts tragedy at Srinagar airport

india Updated: Sep 23, 2007 22:30 IST

The passengers and crew of a private aircraft had a miraculous escape in Srinagar on Sunday when the plane developed a serious snag just after it touched down the runway for landing.

All the 80 passengers of the flight were safely evacuated from the Jetlight flight.

The snag led to the closure of the main runway till the aircraft was towed away for inspection.

Sources in Srinagar said, the pilot managed to halt the aircraft on the runway and averted a major accident.

According to unconfirmed reports, the wheels jammed as the aircraft touched down on landing at the runway.