Miraculous escape for Air India passengers in Calicut

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014,13:30 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Passengers and crew of an Air India flight from Jeddah had a miraculous escape after its rear tyre burst while landing at Calicut International Airport, near here, today.    Airport sources said rear tyre of the AI flight No 962, carrying as many as 389 passengers, including 18 crew, burst while touching down the airport early this morning.

However, the aircraft landed safely due to timely and appropriate steps taken by the pilot, they said adding all the passengers and the crew are safe.    Stating the defect of the wheel was rectified by engineers, they said the flight would take off for Jeddah this evening.