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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Airbus Updates No.108/11

Incident: Air India A320 at Aizawl on Mar 6th 2011, burst tyres during long landing

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 8th 2011 19:04Z, last updated Tuesday, Mar 8th 2011 19:04Z
An Air India Airbus A320-200, flight AI-3209 from Kolkata to Aizawl (India) with 140 passengers, landed about 1000 meters down the 2500 meters long runway 17/35 at Aizawl. The crew applied hard manual braking to avoid an overrun and brought the airplane to a stop short of the runway end. Two tyres deflated however.

The airport authority reported that the weather was fine and clear at the time of the incident.

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