Bengaluru: Thailand’s national carrier flying from Bangkok to Bengaluru suffered a tyre burst while landing at the Kempegowda International Airport on Tuesday night. 150 passengers and crew members escaped unhurt.
A technical team from the airlines arrived on Wednesday evening with a spare wheel and the airport sources confirmed that the plane will fly to Bangkok from Bengaluru on Thursday.
The 256-seater flight TG 325, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, had taken off from Bangkok and landed in Bengaluru at 11.32 p.m. on Tuesday in Bengaluru.
The sources explained that the plane, despite suffering the tyre burst, landed safely on the tarmac.
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Experts have said that the burst happened in the mid-air but did come to the notice of the pilots.
Authorities at the Bengaluru airport say that it was a miraculous escape for the passengers and crew.
After disembarking the people on board, the plane was taken for inspection.
Sources explain that the plane was supposed to take off from Bengaluru to Bangkok on Wednesday but the trip was cancelled following the incident.
(With inputs from IANS)