A SpiceJet flight with 76 people on board, including the crew members, was aborted moments before it was to take-off when an Airport Authority of India official notice that one its rear tyres had burst.
The plane, Boeing 737 800, was to take off for Mumbai at 4.45 pm from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar.
It had landed from Srinagar.
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An official, who deals with SpiceJet operations at Amritsar airport, said “the tyre of the plane was replaced and it took off in the night”.
The passengers were delayed by over five hours. The official said “leakage in the tyre resulted in its bursting”.
“I have reported the matter to the Regional Executive Director in Delhi,” official said. ens