AI Tires Blown

Friday, February 7, 2014
By George Hatcher

On Feb 2, Air India Flight AI-191, a Boeing 777-337ER, en route from Ahmedabad to Mumbai blew three tires on landing. The crew was able to taxi to the gate with assistance. No injuries to the 260 passengers resulted from the blown tires, and there were no reports of injuries using the emergency exits.

The AI flight’s eventual destination was the US. Passengers continuing their journey were provided an alternative Boeing 777.

THere’s no indication if the tires blew do to the runway surface, tire quality, a hard landing or other reason. The incident is under investigation.

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