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Plane tyre bursts while landing, passengers safe

PTI Chennai | Updated on November 20, 2017

Thirteen passengers on board a Kingfisher Airlines Chennai-Tiruchirapalli flight had a miraculous escape after one of its tyres burst while landing at the airport here late last night, airport officials said.

The flight had to return from Tiruchirapalli as it could not land there due to heavy rain. However, none of the passengers suffered injuries. The plane has a capacity to carry 48 passengers, they said.

Sources said the flight could not be immediately moved off the runway, following which an incoming Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt was diverted to Bangalore.

Airport operations remained closed till 2.30 am.

Published on October 08, 2011

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