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Published on : Friday, July 1, 2016
The Air India flight AI3821 was a chartered flight that was carrying security personnels to the Srinagar International Airport.
Air traffic to and from the airport in Srinagar had to be halted for the entire day after the incident occurred.
According to the officials, the tyre burst caused a groove on the runway of the airport. For that reason, other flights could not land or take off from the specific runway.
The flight was carrying 130 passengers and crew members on board. The Air India flight took off from Jammu and was heading to Srinagar. None of the passengers and the crew members got injured during the mishap.
The passengers and the crew were evacuated safely after the tyre burst.
The Director Airport Authority of India, Srinagar Mr. Rajesh Shinde informed that all the flights had to be cancelled after the incident and the runway was being repaired as a groove got created at the spot of the tyre blast.