Etihad Airways plane tyre BURTS while landing

Etihad Airways plane tyre BURTS while landing

01 Aug 2017

The aircraft was descending into Mumbai Airport

Isn't this the stuff of nightmares?

An Etihad Airways plane tyre burst upon landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Monday, Gulf News reports. 

The flight, coming in from Abu Dhabi, had 196 passengers and 13 crew members on board, none of whom were harmed thankfully. There were some delays in flights at the airport however, as the main runway was shut down in order to have the aircraft towed away.

The tyre was replaced by engineers and maintenance crew soon after passengers disembarked, but it is still not known why it burst in the first place.