A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight from Mangalore with 160 passengers had to make an emergency landing at the city airport on Thursday because of a suspected tyre burst.
The flight landed safely and did not disrupt operations, an official said. “Full emergency was declared for Jet Airways flight 9W-432 from Mangalore to Mumbai due to a suspected flat tyre. The aircraft landed safely at 5.13pm,” said a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson.
Airport officials said that the pilot heard some sound and as a precautionary measure decided to avail emergency services. “However, the aircraft made a safe landing and all the passengers are also safe,” a Jet Airways official said.