Airplane tyre bursts while landing, all on board safe

The left tyre of a private airliner burst on landing at Karachi Airport on Sunday. However, all the 122 passengers and six crew members on board remained safe, said the spokesman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Pervez George.

The Spokesman said that the Shaheen Air plane 737 coming from Islamabad landed at Karachi Airport at 12.16 p.m. On landing its left tyre burst. However, all the 122 passengers and six crew remained safe, the CAA spokesman added.

He said that the Director General CAA, Nadeem Khan Yousufzai, has ordered an immediate inquiry.

The DG CAA also requested Pakistan International Airline (PIA) to help remove the aircraft from the runway so that it could be cleared for normal traffic, the CAA spokesman said.

Source: APP