Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Passengers of Egypt Air had a near brush with disaster when one of the four rear tyres of the airplane burst after takeoff on the runway.
According to an official at the Sharjah International Airport, as soon as the captain realised that the tyre had burst, he immediately alerted the Sharjah International Airport and emergency landing had to be conducted.
An Egypt Air official confirmed that the landing was safe. The 82 passengers were immediately informed that the plane was encountering technical problems that required emergency landing.
“The passengers panicked but the emergency landing was successfully conducted with no injuries reported as the captain dealt with the incident in an ideal way. The tyre was immediately repaired and the flight had to be delayed. It finally took off the next day at 4 pm,” the official explained.