A Dornier Do-228 aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF) ha to abort take off from Palam Air Base on April 30 after experiencing a tire deflation, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
“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”, said the statement.
According to the statement, 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 the runway by the technical crew of the IAF.
An IAF Do-228 had to abort take-off from Delhi’s Palam air base after a sudden tyre deflation. Crew safe, some damage to aircraft, towed off runway. Ops normal at Palam. pic.twitter.com/XxMx6IDHpV
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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.