31 FLIGHTS DIVERTED, 14 CANCELLED AFTER INDIGO AIRCRAFT’S TYRE BURST INCIDENT AT HYDERABAD AIRPORT

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Hyderabad: As many as 10 international and 21 domestic flights were diverted and 14 flights were cancelled following the multiple tyre bursts suffered by IndiGo flight 6E 7117 at GMR Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Wednesday night.

All the four tyres of the IndiGo flight burst while landing at the RGIA at 10.04 pm on Wednesday. The flight could be towed away around 2.22 am on Thursday, only after repairing two tyres as per the airline disabled aircraft recovery plan.

“Since all 4 main gear wheels burst on landing, the aircraft was rendered completely immobile. IndiGo team supported by Hyderabad airport officials changed two of the four tyres, post which the aircraft was safely towed away and operations resumed at 2.22 am on March 29. The incident caused diversion of 31 flights (10 International and 21 Domestic flights), and cancellation of 14 domestic flights. The cancellation flights were mostly due to late arrivals from the diverted airport stations, and Crew Flight Duty Limitations (FDTL) issues”,india spokesperson of the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd said.


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