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SpiceJet flight from Dubai makes emergency landing at Jaipur, passengers safe

The Dubai air traffic control (ATC) had informed their counterparts in Jaipur about the tyre burst, when SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 took off from there.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2019 16:19 IST
Press Trust of India
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One of the tyres of the aircraft burst, which led to the emergency landing.
One of the tyres of the aircraft burst, which led to the emergency landing.(Photo: ANI)
         

A SpiceJet flight from Dubai with a burst tyre landed safely at the Jaipur international airport Wednesday, an official said. Passengers said they felt jerks but the landing was safe.

The Dubai air traffic control (ATC) had informed their counterparts in Jaipur about the tyre burst, when SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 took off from there.

Officiating director of the Jaipur airport, Rama Gupta, told PTI that the pilots were told to fly low around the airport and emergency procedures were activated.

“But the plane made a normal landing and no emergency situation arose,” he said. A SpiceJet spokesperson said the pilots were informed about the tyre burst by the Jaipur ATC as the aircraft was descending. “The crew followed their procedures and landed safely,” the SpiceJet spokesperson said, adding that emergency landing wasn’t carried out. A passenger said they were not aware of the matter till the landing of the flight.

“We came to know that something was wrong only after we came out and saw the fire brigade and other arrangements,” the passenger said.

First Published: Jun 12, 2019 12:13 IST

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