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Air India tyre burst in Mumbai creates harrowing experience for passengers

AI630 Arrived From Nagpur When One Of The Tyres Of Airbus-A320 Burst During Taxiing. The Aircraft Was Taken To A Taxiway Where Passengers Were Evacuated With The Help Of Emergency Chutes, An AI Spokesperson Said.

PTI | Updated on: 16 Mar 2016, 01:02:40 PM
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An Air India aircraft with over 150 passengers on board suffered a tyre burst while taxiing after it landed at Mumbai airport from Nagpur.

AI630 arrived from Nagpur when one of the tyres of Airbus-A320 burst during taxiing. The aircraft was taken to a taxiway where passengers were evacuated with the help of emergency chutes, an AI spokesperson said.

Some passengers suffered injuries while they were being evacuated through the emergency chute, airport sources said.

The incident took place at around 10 PM, the spokesperson said adding the aircraft was taken to a taxiway after the tyre burst where passengers were evacuated.

The spokesperson, however, said that no injury to any passenger was reported.

The flight operation from the main runway at Mumbai airport was shut due the incident, the sources said.

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First Published : 16 Mar 2016, 11:39:00 AM