Air India plane overshoots runway

Aizawl: In a narrow escape for 140 air passengers, an Air India plane ferrying defence personnel and their families overshot the runway and suffered tyre bursts while landing at Lengpui airport near here, airport sources said on Monday.

No one was injured in the incident which occurred yesterday, they said.

The Airbus landed at the Lengpui airport and overshot the runway, requiring the pilot to apply the brakes harder.

This led three of its tyres to burst, the sources said.

A special flight for defence personnel operates between Kolkata and Aizawl every Sunday.