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Oman Air plane's tyre bursts while landing in Tanzania


Muscat: A tyre of an Oman Air plane flying in from Muscat burst while landing at Dar es Salam airport in Tanzania on Saturday evening.

The airline said there were no injuries in the incident on flight WY 707, a Boeing aircraft. There were 158 passengers and six crew members on board.

Initial investigations showed that the tyre burst was caused by identified object on the runway.

A full investigation is under way.

In April, an Oman Air flight from Muscat experienced two burst tyres while landing at Abu Dhabi Airport. The flight took off from Muscat with 150 passengers and seven crew members on board. There were no injuries.

Last Tuesday, a bomb threat delayed the departure of Oman Air flight from India’s Trivandrum Airport to Muscat International Airport.

Nothing was found and the flight left after a delay of one hour and a half, Indian media reported.

Last May, two Oman Air flights headed to Muscat were diverted to Al Ain following the emergency landing of an Air Arabia flight at Muscat International Airport.

In May, the departure of Oman Air’s Kuala Lumpur-Muscat flight was delayed by two and a half hours as it had to offload three passengers who had taken ill.

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