Miraculous escape for SpiceJet passengers

Passengers of a Tuticorin-bound Spicejet aircraft from Chennai had a “miraculous escape” after the tail of the flight touched the runway while landing on Sunday, July 28 morning.

Airport sources said Spicejet’s Bombardier Q400 aircraft with 49 passengers onboard that left Chennai at 7.35 a.m. was to land at Tuticorin airport in Vaagaikulam, about 17 km from the port town, at 8.35 a.m. on Sunday.

When the nosewheel was about to land following the “proper functioning” of main landing gear, the tail of the aircraft touched the 1,351-metre-long runway, triggering a sudden jerk in the airplane and panic among the passengers.

After the unusual landing, the aircraft was parked in the apron of the domestic airport.

Full report here Hindu


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