Feb 8, 2018, 17:19 IST
Sources : Times of India
NEW DELHI: A Chennai-Delhi flight of SpiceJet suffered a tyre burst on Thursday during take off and the Boeing 737 had to return to Chennai minutes later.
The plane landed safely but is now stuck near the runway due to which Chennai airport’s main runway is closed and flight operations are affected. Only the secondary runway is available there.
The incident happened when the B-737 took off for Delhi with over 100 passengers on board.
Sources say after the plane took off, alert air traffic control personnel saw tyre pieces and hydraulic fluid on the runway. Realising that the departing aircraft had suffered a tyre burst, the ATC informed the SpiceJet pilots.
“SpiceJet Chennai-Delhi flight suffered a suspected tyre burst at the time of take off. The crew decided to turn back and landed safely at Chennai. Passengers were deplaned safely in a normal manner and taken to terminal building,” a SpiceJet spokesman said.