According to sources, at least 150 passengers and staff members on board a Thai Airways flight were unharmed after a tyre blew before landing at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL).
The problem occurred on Tuesday night, and a technical crew from the airline arrived with a spare wheel on Wednesday evening.
According to airport sources, the jet would depart Bengaluru on Thursday for Bangkok.
The 256-seater TG 325, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, took off from Bangkok and landed at 11.32 p.m. in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Despite the tyre burst, the plane landed safely on the tarmac, according to the sources.
According to experts, the burst occurred in mid-flight but was noticed by the pilots.
The passengers and crew had a remarkable escape, according to Bengaluru airport officials.
The plane was taken for inspection once the passengers were disembarked.
According to sources, the jet was scheduled to fly from Bengaluru to Bangkok on Wednesday, but the journey was cancelled due to the incident.