An aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) aborted its take-off from Delhi’s Palam airbase after a sudden tyre deflation today.
During the take-off roll at Delhi-Palam Air Force Station, the Do 228 aircraft experienced a right-hand main gear tyre deflation. The captain of the aircraft aborted the take-off. A fire erupted in the area of the undercarriage, causing local damage and scorching.
The aircraft and crew on board are safe and there has been no damage to any property, officials said. It was towed off the runway by the technical crew of the IAF promptly, they said.
On 30 Apr 20, a Dornier aircraft was planned to undertake routine flight from Palam Air Base. During the take off roll, aircraft experienced a tyre deflation. The captain of the aircraft took prompt and correct actions of aborting the take off. The aircraft and crew on board are safe and there has been no damage to any property. The aircraft was towed off runway by the technical crew of the IAF promptly.
The Dornier Do 228 is a twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft, originally developed by Germany’s Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier). In 1983, Indian sate-owned company Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) bought a production license and manufactured 125 aircraft as of 2014.