Published On : Wed, Mar 16th, 2016

Nagpur-Mumbai Air India flight suffers tyre burst, few passengers injured

The Air India flight whose tyre burst on landing at Mumbai Airport.

The Air India flight whose tyre burst on landing at Mumbai Airport.

Mumbai/Nagpur: The incident took place at 10:45 pm when Air India flight number 630, travelling from Nagpur to Mumbai (NAG-BOM), suffered a tyre burst while landing on the runway.

An accident was averted today at the Mumbai airport when one of the tyres of an Air India plane, with 160 passengers on board, burst while landing.

The incident took place at 10:45 pm when Air India flight number 630, travelling from Nagpur to Mumbai (NAG-BOM), suffered a tyre burst while landing on the runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

All the 161 passengers on board are safe, though some received minor injures. The fliers had to take the emergency exit to deboard.

While few passengers suffered minor injuries, most of them escaped unhurt.

Speaking to Nagpur Today, one of the passengers said, “Initially we all panicked but the effect was a minor one. However, some of us were hurt while trying to slide down the aircraft.”

More details are awaited.