Plane makes emergency landing after tyre burst, all safe

Updated: 08 February, 2018 21:51 IST | PTI | Chennai

Passengers of budget carrier SpiceJet had a narrow escape after rear tyres of its Delhi bound plane burst soon after taking off, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing at the airport here

Representational Pic
Representational Pic

Passengers of budget carrier SpiceJet on Thursday had a narrow escape after rear tyres of its Delhi bound plane burst soon after taking off, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing at the airport here. There were no casualties or any injuries to the 199 passengers due to the incident, the SpiceJet said. The flight scheduled for New Delhi suffered a suspected tyre burst at the time of take off, the airlines said.

"The crew decided to turn back and landed safely at the Chennai airport. Passengers were deplaned safely in a normal manner and taken to terminal building", it said. The Chennai Airport said on the micro blogging site Twitter, that around 1425 hours today the tyres burst and hydraulic problem caused the SpiceJet SG106 bound for New Delhi to make an "emergency landing".

"Aircraft landed safely but with another tyre burst on starboard side. All 199 passengers on-board safely deplaned and returned to terminal", it said. Following the incident, the main runway was partially shut as the aircraft got stuck in the taxiing area. "Due to damage to main runway and aircraft stuck in taxiway near the runway, the same will not be available for operations for at least three hours", it said.

"Secondary runway is in use currently. Inconvenience caused to passengers is regretted", it said. Meanwhile, GoAir airlines said due to runway closure two of its flights bound for Mumbai and Cochin got delayed. Airport sources said there was delay of as many as 13 flight departures and 14 arrivals at the airport, one arrival was also cancelled. Two flights were diverted to Bengaluru and another to Tuticorin, they added.

The content/reporting displayed on our website is provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, by us from third party, agencies, sources, without any verification from our side. It may contain error, bugs and other limitations. The reader's can rely on the content at their own will. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, data, text, images, video, messages, or any other material whatsoever or for any claims/loss/action that the reader may suffer as a result of relying on the content on our site. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever. 

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai, National and International news here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

First Published: 08 February, 2018 20:16 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK