Spicejet flight nose wheel tyre bursts while landing

Siliguri: Passengers and crew of Spicejet flight from Bangalore had a narrow escape when its tyre of nose wheel burst while landing at Bagdogra airport here today.

Airport director Rakesh Sahai said the flight, which came from Kolkata, reported the tyre burst while landing at 2.19 PM.

All the 198 passengers and crew aboard the flight are safe, he said, adding “all passengers offloaded from exit taxi way.”

Airport sources said standard procedures were followed and two engines and three ambulances were rushed to the plane but there were no damages or injuries.

The aircraft is likely to depart for Kolkata at 9 pm.

The Bangalore leg of the journey has, however, been cancelled, Sahai added.