A SHWE Myanmar Airlines plane carrying 39 passengers got a tyre burst on its return from the taxiway due to an overheated right engine on the tarmac at Yangon International Airport yesterday, according to the airline.
Both tyres were damaged when fire reached them and one passenger recieved a minor injury while getting off the plane after the accident, said CEO U Khin Maung Myint. The CEO added that nothing serious happened to any of the passengers including 36 foreign visitors but the flights were cancelled. Due to the accident, passengers were transported to their designation by an Air KBZ plane at about 10 am.
Zaw Gyi (Panita)