No fewer than 100 passengers onboard a Qatar airline plane on its way to the United Arab Emirate were rescued after the tyre of the aircraft suddenly burst as it attempted to takeoff at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos yesterday February 9th.

According to some passengers on the aircraft, the pilot was about to takeoff when they heard a loud sound that was later confirmed to be from a burst tyre.

The pilot was able to taxi the aircraft back to the terminal. The affected aircraft was later parked at one of the hangars within the airport for repair while alternative arrangement was made for the passengers.


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