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Major accident averted at airport

mumbai Updated: Jan 28, 2010 00:33 IST

A major accident was averted on an Iran Air flight carrying more than 100 passengers from Tehran to Mumbai on Tuesday.
The flight had a tyre burst after touchdown at the city airport.

Airport officials said the pilot noticed the problem only after reaching the taxiway. The passengers and crew were safe. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has recorded the incident as a minor case.

“It is difficult to detect a tyre burst from the cockpit,” said a DGCA official, requesting anonymity. A tyre burst could lead to the plane skidding off the runway or cause a fire due to friction.