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Narrow escape for Air India passengers at IGI airport

By Samyuktha

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): The passengers on board the Air India Mumbai-Bhopal-Indore-Delhi flight (IC-133) had a narrow escape on Tuesday, when two tyres of the left landing gear of the aircraft deflated soon after it landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.

"The flight with 100 passengers and six crew members landed at Delhi airport around 10.58 a.m and was taxiing towards the parking bay when engineers at the ground noticed two deflated tyres of the left landing gear and sparks emanating due to friction," said an airline official.

The pilot was immediately informed following which he stopped the Airbus-320 aircraft.

"The crash fire tenders were immediately called in, which sprinkled water and foam to cool the aircraft's undercarriage in order to prevent any fire," he added confirming that all the passengers onboard are safe. (ANI)

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