Tires burst on Oman Air flight during arrival in Delhi

12th Mar 2015
Tires burst on Oman Air flight during arrival in Delhi

Oman Air flight WY A40-BV 73L, a Boeing 737 flying from Muscat to Delhi, has experienced two burst tyres following its arrival at Delhi.

The incident occurred while the aircraft was taxiing soon after it landed at the airport.

Some 143 passengers and six crew were onboard and no injuries have been reported.

All passengers were disembarked smoothly and were transferred by bus to the airport terminal.

The return Delhi-Muscat flight will be delayed by seven hours as a consequence of the incident and Oman Air regrets the inconvenience this may cause to passengers.


Spare parts and a replacement crew are travelling to Delhi to bring the aircraft back to base as swiftly as possible.

A statement from the airline explained: “Oman Air’s over-riding priority is to safeguard the well-being of all its customers and staff, and the airline is proud of its unblemished safety record.

“Oman Air provides extensive training for its crews on how to effectively manage problems when they arise, and ensure passenger safety.

“It also works closely with all the airport authorities throughout its network.

“Today’s events illustrate the effectiveness of that training and co-operation.”


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