A SpiceJet aircraft with 189 people on board landed safely at the Jaipur Airport this morning after one of its tyres burst.
The Dubai-Jaipur flight, SG 58, made the landing at around 9 am, news agency ANI reported.
In a video tweeted by the news agency, the plane can be seen struggling as it lands.
#WATCH: SpiceJet Dubai-Jaipur SG 58 flight with 189 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at Jaipur airport at 9:03 am today after one of the tires of the aircraft burst. Passengers safely evacuated. #Rajasthanpic.twitter.com/f7rjEAQt7M
— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019
“While aircraft was descending at Jaipur, Pilots were informed by Jaipur ATC of suspected tyre burst in Dubai. The crew followed their procedures and landed safely in Jaipur,” a SpiceJet spokesperson said.
“Passenger were deplaned normally. The flight was uneventful,” the spokesperson added, clarifying that no “emergency landing was carried out at Jaipur.” The aircraft is being examined.
Last year, in a similar incident, a SpiceJet aircraft with over 200 people on board made an emergency landing at the Chennai airport on February 9 after one of its tyres burst during take-off. The flight landed safely but a second tyre on the aircraft burst while landing. All 199 passengers were safe.