In a narrow escape for over 170 people on board an Air India flight from Delhi, a rear tyre of the aircraft burst as it landed at the Nedumbassery airport in Kochi on Thursday.
All the 161 passengers and 12 crew members of flight AI467 have safely disembarked, airport sources said.
As the plance landed at 9.10 AM, smoke was noticed and further examination revealed that the rear inner tyre had burst, the sources told PTI.
Technicians from Bengaluru have arrived at the airport and the flight was being examined.
The onward journey of the flight to Sharjah with 138 passengers scheduled at 10.20 AM was delayed due to the incident, the sources said.