Srinagar: 149 passengers on board an Air India aircraft has narrow escape when a tyre of their plane burst on landing at the Srinagar airport. Air India confirmed the incident through its official Twitter account and said that a relief aircraft was being sent to the Srinagar airport. The tyre of the flight AI-821, from Jammu, burst when the plane made a landing.
Airport officials said that the runway suffered some damage and the plane has been stuck in the middle resulting in the temporary halting of the flight operations at the airport.
So far, eight flights have been affected. among them fights have been diverted. Srinagar-bound flights from Delhi have been postponed, two outgoing fights from Srinagar have been postponed as well.