Malaysia-bound flight suffers tyre burst, all passengers safe

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Published : Jan 18, 2024, 10:27 AM IST

Malaysia-bound flight suffers tyre burst

A major accident was averted as the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight carrying 130 passengers suffered a tyre burst. No casualties have been reported and the passengers were safely deplaned, as per official reports.

Chennai: A Kuala Lumpur-bound international flight with 130 passengers onboard suffered a tyre burst here on Thursday, but all the passengers were safe and deplaned, a senior official at the city airport said. The rear tyre of the flight burst when it was taxiing ahead of takeoff to the Malaysian capital in the small hours, he said.

Subsequently, all the passengers disembarked and were provided accommodation in city hotels, the official said, adding the flight is expected to resume its onward journey on Friday morning. Flight operations were not affected due to the incident, he added.

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