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Major mishap averted at Kochi airport
September 14, 2007 23:57 IST
The passengers and crew of a Kuwait Airways flight had a miraculous escape as the rear wheels of the aircraft burst while landing at the international airport at Nedumbassery in Kochi.
The aircraft slipped on the runway, damaging around 10 signal lamps and accessories while landing on Friday, airport sources said. Four rear wheels on the right side of the aircraft burst reportedly due to a hard landing, they said.
All 154 passengers on board the aircraft were safe as the pilot managed to bring back the aircraft to the normal position on the runway. The aircraft was later taken to isolation bay of the airport. The return flight of the Kuwait Airways was cancelled and 190 Kuwait-bound passengers were stranded at the airport.