Disaster averted as Iran Air flight lands with burst tyres
A major Republic Day disaster was averted at Mumbai Airport on Tuesday when an Iran Air Boeing-747 aircraft managed to land safely despite a set of burst tyres.mumbai Updated: Jan 26, 2010 13:00 IST
A major Republic Day disaster was averted at Mumbai Airport on Tuesday when an Iran Air Boeing-747 aircraft managed to land safely despite a set of burst tyres.
All 117 passengers and crew on the Tehran-Mumbai IR-810 were reported safe, according to airport sources.
The incident, which occurred around 8 am, was noticed by the pilot of the aircraft after landing as he was moving towards the passenger terminal.
He immediately alerted the concerned authorities and the aircraft was moved to a different location at Parking Bay No 49 where the passengers disembarked.
The airport officials carried out an inspection of the runway but nothing that could have led to the tyres bursting was found, sources revealed.
There was no impact on normal flight operations due to the incident.
Being a Tuesday, there will be restricted flight operations on account of the regular weekly runway maintenance that will be taken up from noon to 6 pm.