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Novoair flight's tyre bursts while landing at Rajshahi airport

  • Published at 04:46 pm November 17th, 2019
Technicains try to fix the tyre of a Novoair Airlines plane at at Rajshahi's Shah Makhdum Airport on Sunday, November 17, 2019 Collected

All passengers and crew are safe

The tyre of a Novoair Airlines flight has blown after landing at Rajshahi's Shah Makhdum Airport.

The incident took place around 9:45am on Sunday after taking off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9am.

There were 33 passengers onboard at the time.

However, no injuries were reported.

A technician team was dispatched from Dhaka to fix the plane.

A Rajshahi airport official, Dilara Begum, confirmed the matter.

She said: “A tyre on the plane’s left side blew off during the landing. All the passengers on-board were safely brought down from the plane later.”  

A Novoair Airlines plane at Rajshahi's Shah Makhdum Airport | CollectedSpeaking of the ordeal, some of the passengers said they were panicked.

Novoair Senior Manager Mafuzul Alam said: “After the aircraft landed on the runway, one of its tyres at the rear got punctured when the plane reached the end of the runway.”

“The passengers are all safe. This flight was supposed to carry 68 passengers back to Dhaka. But another plane from Dhaka went to Rajshahi and brought them back,” he added.