As many as 77 people on board an IndiGo flight from Tirupati to Hyderabad had a narrow escape on Wednesday after the aircraft suffered a tyre burst at the time of landing.
The flight took off from Tirupati airport at around 8.50 pm and landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at around 10 pm on Wednesday.
A statement from the airline said all the 73 passengers including an infant were evacuated safely. "IndiGo flight 6E 7117 operated by an ATR (aircraft) from Tirupati to Hyderabad suffered a tyre burst while landing at Hyderabad Airport. The 72 passengers and one infant and four crew members are safe," IndiGo said in a statement.
As per sources, the plane suffered a tyre burst at the time of touchdown, adding that two flights were diverted to Bengaluru due to the runway closure following the incident.
Earlier on Wednesday, another Indigo flight 6E-7204 from Bengaluru to Vijayawada skidded off the runway while landing at Vijayawada airport.