US-bound AI flight suffers tyre burst; all passengers safe

Last Updated: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 18:57

Mumbai: A US-bound Air India flight from Ahmedabad with 260 passengers onboard suffered a tyre burst after it landed at the international airport here, airport sources said here on Monday.
The incident took place last night when the airline`s engineering staff found that three tyres of Boeing 777 aircraft AI-191 were deflated on landing at the airport here," they said.

According to the airline, the (Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Newark) flight was dispatched on schedule after replacing the tyre-burst hit aircraft.
The passengers were deplaned safely and another Boeing 777 plane was arranged to enable them to fly on their onward journey, they said.


First Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 18:57

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