Plane`s tyre bursts, narrow escape for ministers

Karnataka Tourism Minister and mining magnet G Janardhana Reddy and Health Minister B Sreeramulu had a close shave when the private chartered aircraft by which they were flying suffered a tyre burst at Hyderabad airport.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 18:08 PM IST

Hyderabad/Bangalore: Karnataka ministers G Janardhana Reddy and B Sriramulu on Monday escaped unhurt when a private plane in which they were to fly to New Delhi suffered a tyre burst during take off at the Hyderabad airport, official sources said.
State Tourism Minister Reddy, a mining baron, later left for New Delhi by another aircraft while Sriramulu, his close associate and the Health Minister, cancelled the trip, the sources said.

The aircraft had six passengers -- the two ministers and officials of the Karnataka tourism department.

The aircraft was stuck on the runway of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport for 10 minutes but the incident did not affect flight operations, airport officials told IANS in Hyderabad.