Kolkata: 133 passenger onboard an Air India flight had a close shave on Saturday when the rear tyre of Dibrugarh-Kolkata flight deflated while taxiing at the NSC Bose International Airport.
All the 133 passengers were safe and had deplaned using step ladders, Air India sources said.
Emergency services — fire brigade and ambulances — were pressed into service as soon as the incident came to light.
The plane was taxying on the taxi bay when the pilot felt that the rear wheels on the left had deflated.
The pilot immediately informed the ground engineers, who took charge of the situation, sources said.
(With PTI Inputs)