Mumbai: A disaster was averted as the tyre of an Etihad Airways aircraft burst upon landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai late on Monday, officials said. All passengers were safe.
The flight, EY-204, which arrived in Mumbai from Abu Dhabi landed safely around 7pm, with some 196 passengers and 13 crew members with no reports of any casualties, according to officials.
However, due to the incident, the airport's main runway was shut down for some time to facilitate the towing away of the aircraft.
After the passengers and crew disembarked, the engineers and maintenance crew got down to replace the deflated tyres, said an airline spokesperson.