Ahmedabad: A SpiceJet plane narrowly escaped what could have been a big accident when a tyre of the aircraft burst during takeoff at the Ahmedabad airport.
SpiceJet flight SG-85 to Bangkok was about to takeoff when one of its tyres burst, forcing the pilot to return to the parking bay. It is learnt that emergency personnel were immediately deployed to ensure that all passengers and then crew members were safely deplaned. The incident also led to four flights being reportedly diverted and a departure of few more being pushed back. "Tyre of SpiceJet flight 085, from Ahmedabad to Bangkok, got burst during the roll, that is before the take off. The flight was carrying 188 passengers. No one was hurt in the mishap," Airport director Manoj Gangal told news agency PTI.
At the time of filing this report, the airline had issued no statement on the cause of the tyre burst but it has been learnt that investigations from appropriate authorities are underway.