A SpiceJet fight flying from Delhi to Mumbai experienced a tyre burst on landing, but the aircraft landed safely on the runway, the airliner's spokesperson said on August 29, reported news agency ANI.
"SpiceJet B737-800 aircraft operated flight SG-8701 (Delhi – Mumbai). Aircraft landed safely on runway. On landing, after vacating runway, one tyre was found deflated. No fumes or smoke was reported. Aircraft was parked at designated bay as advised by ATC," said SpiceJet spokesperson in a statement.
The spokesperson also added that no abnormality was felt by the captain during landing and passengers disembarked normally.
On July 27, aviation regulator DGCA had ordered SpiceJet to operate not more than 50 percent of its flights, which were approved for the summer schedule, for a period of eight weeks.
On July 6, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet following at least eight incidents of technical malfunction in its aircraft since June 19.
Earlier this month, the low-cost carrier had said it has entered into an agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and cleared all outstanding principal dues of the airport operator.
In the 'cash and carry' model, the airline has to make daily payments to the AAI for various charges -- navigation, landing, parking, and others -- to operate flights.(With agency inputs)