Chennai airport's main runway closed after pvt aircraft breaks down

Six people had a miraculous escape when the front wheel of a private aircraft burst after landing at the Chennai airport

Published: 07th July 2016 12:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2016 01:11 AM   |  A+A-

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A photo of the private aircraft that landed and it's nose touching the runway at the Chennai Airport. |EPS

CHENNAI: Six people had a miraculous escape when the front wheel of a private aircraft was damaged after landing at Chennai airport amid inclement weather on Wednesday night.

The main runway was closed immediately after the incident and other aircrafts were instructed to use the second runway.

The flight owned by top corporate house, L&T, had four passengers and two crew members on board when it landed here from Bengaluru around 8 pm. As it was taxiing after landing, the wheel broke, as a result of which the nose of the aircraft hit the ground.

The crew and passengers were taken to safety immediately.

Authorities are assessing the damage caused to the runway.

Sources said a few flights were delayed due to the incident.

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