One hundred and eight passengers and seven crew members on board an Air India flight from Kuwait had a miraculous escape when both nose wheel tyres burst as the aircraft landed at the Dabolim Naval airport in south Goa on Tuesday morning.
Sources at the airport said the incident happened at 7.53 a.m. when the Airbus 320 headed for the end point of the runway after landing. The pilot diverted the aircraft to a nearby taxiway. No passenger on board flight AI 937 was hurt, nor did the aircraft suffer any damage.
Of the 108 passengers, 68 were headed for Chennai and 60 more persons were expected to board the flight at Goa.
The airline made alternative arrangements for the stranded passengers to reach Chennai, officials said.