Srinagar: Air India flight tyre bursts while landing, all safe

Srinagar:  The tyre of an Air India flight burst while the plane was landing in Srinagar. The airport authorities said the passengers are safe.

The aircraft, however, has come to rest in the middle of the airport’s only runway. The authorities said it would take at least an hour to remove it.

All flights departing from Srinagar will be delayed and flights arriving to the airport have been diverted to the Chandigarh airport.  

So far, eight flights have been affected — two of them have been diverted. The take-off Srinagar-bound flights from Delhi have been postponed, two outgoing fights from Srinagar have been postponed as well.

More details are awaited.

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