Major accident averted in Jammu as AI flight suffers tyre burst, all passengers safe
A major mishap was averted after an Air India flight with 134 passengers onboard suffered a tyre burst while landing at the Jammu airport this afternoon. All passengers, however, were evacuated safely.
The Air India flight 821 took off from Delhi’s IGI Airport at 11 am. The flight suffered a tyre burst while landing at the Jammu airport at 12:15 pm and slipped away from the runway.
An airline official said that all the passengers on board were safe.
"All necessary procedures were followed and passengers were evacuated and taken care of," the official told media in New Delhi.
Alternate travel arrangements were made for passengers who were to travel to Srinagar from Jammu on the same aircraft.
It is also said that the runway at Jammu airport, where this incident took place, suffered damage.
VK Gautam, station director at the Jammu airport said that a team of experts is ascertaining the cause behind the tyre burst.
Operations at the airport were suspended briefly, including the departure and arrival of flights, following the incident.