Air India plane tyre bursts on landing, major tragedy averted, runway blocked since last night

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SummaryAir India plane suffered tyre burst during landing that endangered lives of passengers.

Flight operations were halted at Sanganer airport here after an Air India plane suffered tyre burst in the process of landing, but no one was injured, airport sources said today.

Guwahati-Delhi flight of Air India with 173 passengers on board, which was diverted to Jaipur airport due to poor visibility in Delhi, suffered a tyre burst during landing last night, they said.

However, the passengers escaped unhurt, they said.

"Schedule of 15 flights, including three international flights, has been disrupted as the runway is blocked since last night," the sources said.

Emergency services were pressed into service and restoration work is in progress as well as removal of Air India plane from the scene that has become a traffic liability at the airport.

It is also alleged that the Air India plane's wing brushed against trees as it skidded across the runway, damaging it badly.

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