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A Thai Airways plane has made an emergency landing at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA). The Boeing 777 is reported to have veered off the runway during landing but was steered back onto the runway by the pilots. The plane had burst six tyres according to newsinflight.com.
TG321 landed around 12.18pm with 145 passengers – all unhurt, SN Wahidur Rahman, deputy director of Special Air Traffic Control, told The Daily Star. He said, the Dhaka-bound flight coming in from Bangkok informed the traffic control tower of the burst wheel moments before landing (according to the Daily Star).
Last reported, all the passengers were safely evacuated from the plane and the runway was kept shut for three hours, causing delay in take-off and landing of some planes.
A highly placed official at the civil aviation ministry, who is at Dhaka Airport, told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity that six of the plane’s rear wheels suffered serious damage.
However, it is not clear as to when or how the wheels have burst, reported the Star.
The plane ploughed the grounds outside the runway and spread debris and mud on to the runway – resulting in a three hour closure of the runway.
The investigation into the incident will be carried out by Thai authorities.
SOURCES: The Daily Star, The Nation, newsinflight.com
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