FOD Incident: Spicejet B738 at Delhi – damaged tyre on takeoff

A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SPP performing flight SG-224 from New Delhi to Srinagar (India) with 184 people on board, performed a seemingly normal takeoff from Delhi. Following that takeoff tyre debris was discovered on the runway prompting the tower to inform the crew about the debris on the runway. The crew decided to return to Delhi where the airplane performed a low approach to have tower inspect the tyres, which confirmed one tyre on the right hand main landing gear was damaged, and subsequently landed safely.

The flight departed again with a delay of 3:45 hours.

The airline said the crew returned as a precaution after air traffic control reported tyre debris on the runway. The matter is being investigated.

Source (Aviation Herald)

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