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Flight's tyres burst on landing in Patna, no casualties

January 18, 2006 18:50 IST

All 63 passengers onboard an Indian Airlines Boeing from New Delhi to Patna had a providential escapeon Wednesdayafter both the tyres of the right rear wheels of the plane burst, following a'heavy landing'.

As the wheels thumped on the runway at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airportat 1530 hrs, the tyres tore and the wheels bent, Darshan Singh, Area Manager,Indian Airlines told PTI.

Fifty-six passengers and seven crew members onboardFlight IC-809 were evacuated as emergency services stood by, he said.

Atul Dixit, director of the airport,said the tyres of the plane burst due to a 'heavy landing'. None of the passengers or crew suffered any injury, the IA manager said. He added thatluggage of the passengers were also undamaged.

The return flight from Patna to New Delhi stood cancelled due to the damage caused to the wheels and tyres. Dixit said the Director General of Civil Aviationis the competent authorityto order an inquiry.

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Sub: Kindly avoid flying in IA

Ineffecient, poor maintainance, shame on the state owned airlines. Hope this is time to tell the IA & AI in a hard way. I had ...

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It was an Air India flight from Singapore to Bangalore a few years back on my return travel from U.S. The aircraft touched the ground ...

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