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Oman Air Flight Tyres Burst Upon Landing In Delhi

Oman Air Flight Tyres Burst Upon Landing In Delhi

No injuries were reported as a result of the accident, the airline said in a statement.

An Oman Air flight from Muscat experienced two burst tyres upon its arrival at Delhi on Thursday morning, the airline confirmed in a statement.

The incident occurred as the aircraft was taxing towards its stand after landing.

No injuries were reported as a result of the accident and all the passengers disembarked smoothly. The airline, operated by a Boeing 737, carried 143 passengers and six crew members.

Oman Air said that the return flight was delayed by seven hours as a result of the incident.

Spare parts and a replacement crew travelled to Delhi to bring the aircraft back to base as swiftly as possible, Oman Air said in a statement.

Airline officials did not say whether the problem occurred due to inadequate maintenance or through damage by external objects.

“Oman Air ‘s over-riding priority is to safeguard the well-being of all its customers and staff,” the airline said in a statement.

“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.”

The Sultanate’s national carrier operates two daily services between Muscat and Delhi.

The airline, which is currently undergoing a new plan to streamline costs, is looking to operate more services to the Indian market by increasing frequency on existing routes and flying to new destinations.

Aside from Delhi, the carrier operates services to cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi and Trivandrum with a daily service to Goa on cards.

Oman Air has about 31 aircraft in its fleet, a number it aims to increase to 55 by 2017.

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