Parts of a tire belonging to a Hainan-bound Tigerair aircraft were found to have broken off following take off from Singapore’s Changi Airport on the morning of June 11, terrifying those on-board.
According to NetEase, tire debris was found on the runway of Changi Airport after Flight TR2934 took off at around 7:30 a.m. The Haikou airport prepared emergency services after receiving the notice from the Changi Airport.
The flight, which was carrying 172 passengers, was assessed to be safe to continue to its destination, and landed at Haikou at about 11:04 a.m.
“It was just terrifying! Forty minutes before landing, we were told that something bad had happened to the aircraft,” a female passenger told reporters with tears in her eyes. “We were required to buckle up. I was frightened as it took four attempts before we finally landed.”
“I’m really glad the captain of the plane was so experienced, he got everyone home safe,” said a tour guide who is accompanying a group of passengers.
“The aircraft had a problem with its tire but was determined as safe to continue upon assessment by our pilot and with assistance from Haikou air traffic control,” said an airline spokesman.
The spokesman added that the safety of those on board was not compromised at any time.
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By Lucy Liu
[Images hinews // China News]