A SpiceJet aircraft with 211 passengers onboard which had departed from Bengaluru landed safely at Kolkata airport despite a few rubber pieces of the main wheel tyre coming off and falling on the runway during the departure.
The DGCA is probing the incident, which happened on Tuesday.
“Some worn out pieces of the main wheel tyre of aircraft of the flight SG 517 from Bengaluru to Kolkata were noticed at the Bangalore airport post departure,” SpiceJet said in a statement.
Director General of Civil Aviation M Sathiyavathy said that DGCA has started probe into the incident after it was brought to its notice.
The airline said that all necessary actions were taken immediately as per the standard Operating Procedure (SOP), adding “the aircraft landed safely at the Kolkata airport.”
There was no harm to any passengers whatsoever, it added. “The passengers and baggage were deplaned from the aircraft in normal course,” SpiceJet said.