An Air India 747 flight 976 from Kuwait to Goa burst two tires while landing at the Dabolim airport on Tuesday September 6.
The aircraft is yet to be cleared off the runway. All 105 passengers on board are safe. The flight was on its way to Chennai.
The incident took place at around 830 am airport officials said.
Alternate arrangements will be made to ferry the airplane passengers to Chennai Airport.
This is one of several incidents of close calls reported over the last few days from different airports. Over the past week or so, there have been three emergency landings and two incidents of aircraft veering off the runway.
September 3 a Mumbai bound Spice Jet flight carrying 136 passengers from Bangalore made an emergency landing in Mumbai airport following hydraulic failure.
August 30, Chennai Bangalore Thiruvananthapuram Air India flight had to land in an emergency situation at Thiruvananthapuram for the same reason, and the very next day, a Jeddah-Mumbai flight was in a similar situation at Mumbai airport.
September 2, a Turkish Airlines flight also veered off Mumbai airport’s taxiway, with no casualties reported.
At Kochi airport, a Gulf Air flight skid off the runway on August 30, injuring seven and damaging the flight.
Luckily despite so many incidents, there have been no deaths.